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If anyone would like to read more on why women would bind their feet you can read more here
It’s excruciating to have them unbound like this for long. And the last company in China stopped making the special little shoes for bound feet in the 90s, I believe. It’s not too long ago at all.
Widely practiced in China until the early 20th c, at least among some mainly upper class women and upper class wannabe’s. It was yet another offense by men against women, Chinese men having what we would consider a bizarre fetish for tiny feet. Compare to modern men’s view of large breasts, and so on. Can you think of any instances where women commonly forced men to alter their bodies because none come to mind for me. This was outlawed when China became a republic after about 1910, though some women with bound feet lived well into the 20th century.
What was the POINT of this?
if she kicks your ass, you’re going to the ER with stab wounds
Absolutely mind boggling that this was commonplace as recently as 50-100 years ago
This is one of those times i really wish this sub wasnt called r/historyporn
I wonder if some day in the far future, people will marvel that women used to cut their breasts open and insert bags.
How sad and resigned she looks to this life in which she had no choices.
I am happy this is no longer a popular thing…. OUCH.
Think about all the unlogical things we do throughout the decades.