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Chinese foot binding - not nice for your toes

Zhou Guizhen, who is 86-years-old, shows one of her bound feet where the bones in the four small toes were broken and forced underneath the foot over a period of time, at her home in Liuyi village in China's southern Yunnan Province, February 2007.

Villages in China where women with bound feet survive are increasingly rare but the millennium-old practice nevertheless took almost four decades to eradicate after it was initially banned in 1911

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By netchicken: posted on 21-3-2007

I've heard of this. Apparently small feet were supposed to be very attractive in china during the old days for women. This practise was initially meant to make ones feet smaller for cosmetic reasons and it just got out of hand.
By IAF: posted on 22-3-2007

Here is another photo of Zhou Guizhen's feet.

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By netchicken: posted on 3-9-2010








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