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Chinese Foot Binding Today

Date Added: January 02, 2016 04:42:01 AM
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Category: Misc: Chinese Foot Binding

 

There is a historic practice from rural China that involved the binding of the feet of female children to prevent them from developing. It was a crude process that was painful and disabling to the feet. It was carried out as a small foot was regarded as a desirable characteristic in the female and a higher price can be requested by the family for the bride-to-be when the feet had been bound. There was a substantial market in these rural communities for the decorative and carefully crafted shoes that these girls would have to wear because of the smaller and deformed feet. Over 100 or so years ago public pressures did start to mount to get rid of the practice and this largely worked and it is not done anymore. The practice needed to end as it was so debilitating and painful for the girls. After they became a grownup, the destruction had been done and there is not much that might be done to handle the pain and disability. However, there are still many elderly woman alive that had their feet bound when they were small children.
You can find apparently parallels to this practice of chinese foot binding that might be observed today. Several commentators attempt to link the practice today of women whom force their feet into the high heel shoes as being the same as the practice. In rural China the foot binding was all about the female performing something that pleases the male, no matter the consequences in terms of discomfort and deformity. The practice today of using tight fitting high heel shoes by females has consequences in the terms of foot disability and foot problems. It is also purportedly done in the perspective of the female doing something that is agreeable to the eye of the man. There is some discussion if the connection between the two practices really do warrant the type of exploration that they have been put through.

There is a historic practice from rural China that involved the binding of the feet of female children to prevent them from developing. It was a crude process that was painful and disabling to the feet. It was carried out as a small foot was regarded as a desirable characteristic in the female and a higher price can be requested by the family for the bride-to-be when the feet had been bound. There was a substantial market in these rural communities for the decorative and carefully crafted shoes that these girls would have to wear because of the smaller and deformed feet. Over 100 or so years ago public pressures did start to mount to get rid of the practice and this largely worked and it is not done anymore. The practice needed to end as it was so debilitating and painful for the girls. After they became a grownup, the destruction had been done and there is not much that might be done to handle the pain and disability. However, there are still many elderly woman alive that had their feet bound when they were small children.

You can find apparently parallels to this practice of chinese foot binding that might be observed today. Several commentators attempt to link the practice today of women whom force their feet into the high heel shoes as being the same as the practice. In rural China the foot binding was all about the female performing something that pleases the male, no matter the consequences in terms of discomfort and deformity. The practice today of using tight fitting high heel shoes by females has consequences in the terms of foot disability and foot problems. It is also purportedly done in the perspective of the female doing something that is agreeable to the eye of the man. There is some discussion if the connection between the two practices really do warrant the type of exploration that they have been put through.

 

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