Foot Binding

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A custom practised on young girls and women for about 1,000 years in China, ending in the early 20th century, which resulted in lifelong disabilities for most of its victims
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Women who cling to stilettos are like Japanese geishas with bound feet, systematically crippling themselves in the deluded notion that they are making themselves gorgeous" Janet Street-Porter joins the row over high heels.
A Googly is not an enthusiastic user of a well-known search engine" - Matthew Barzun, the US ambassador, tries to learn the mysteries of cricket terminology "Women who cling to stilettos are like Japanese geishas with bound feet, systematically crippling themselves in the deluded notion that they are making themselves gorgeous" - Broadcaster Janet Street-Porter joins the row over high heels "Married life has suited me wonderfully.
One part of the city I wasn't comfortable with, which I knew would be an issue for me, was the use of animals in the tourist trade: monkeys chained up for pictures with holiday-makers, snake charmers, and donkeys forced to remain motionless by bound feet.
Tiny shoes for women with bound feet were erotic symbols for the Han Chinese.
While Western missionaries linked bound feet to women's oppression and illiteracy, intellectuals related the mutilated feet to China's weakness.
back for prolonged periods, bound feet, preventing him from performing
Her husband had been sent a photo on his mobile phone showing his wife's bound feet and hands.
In the work itself the cage is gilded, containing and oppressive, below which lie the shoes that women with bound feet wore.
It was pulled by a gimpy donkey accompanied by Lan's wife, a woman with bound feet.
The Society of Chiropodists' surgeon said: "Cramming feet into ridiculous heeled shoes is like a modern day version of Chinese bound feet - a 21st-century torture.
My favorite is Grace's mother's embarrassment when her grandmother walks her to school on the first day and decides to wait outside all day for her because it is too tiring to walk home on her bound feet.