Women In China Once Underwent Immense Pain Of Foot Binding To Look Beautiful

Aug 01, 2016

Just a small injury makes you wail in agony, so just imagine a world where experiencing pain is the ultimate symbol of beauty. Yes, this world existed for people in China where binding feet was directly related to the appeal of a woman. In this system, a young girl is expected to bind her feet tightly using binds, ceasing the further growth of bones.
The binded feet were a status symbol in the society. This practice originally originated from the upper-class court of Imperial China.

Feet were binded between the age of 4 to 9, hereby, breaking the bones before they could even develop.

Toes significance faded with time.

Toes significance faded with time.
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They couldn’t walk properly after a time.

As you can see in the x-ray below, every single bone is broken in the feet.

As you can see in the x-ray below, every single bone is broken in the feet.
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Regular rebinding of the feet ensured flexibility, Look at the size of this standard shoe size women used to wear. Looks horrendous to the eyes and not to forget unimaginable as one needs support their entire body weight on something so tiny.

There were tons of health issues involved.

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