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Foot binding
09-10-2007, 02:49 PM
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Foot binding

I have just finished an interesting book called Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See. I had not realised quite what an horrific process Chinese foot binding was and googled it to find out more. The ideal length for a foot was three inches and girls marriage prospects depended on the size of their feet.

I suppose the closest our culture came to it was the ever tightening corset to acheive the tiniest waist.
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10-10-2007, 10:45 AM
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There's also squeezing into high heel shoes with pointed toes - that looks a bit crippling too.

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10-10-2007, 02:42 PM
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survivorfan Wrote:There's also squeezing into high heel shoes with pointed toes - that looks a bit crippling too.


Not if you wear the right size. Generally, if the shoes fit properly, you shouldn't be squeezing all your toes into the pointed bit.

I saw a lasy on holiday wearing sandals who was a victim of wearing pointy shoes that were too small. All her toes were crunched up together and pretty much permanently deformed. A westernised, latter day version of Foot Binding if I ever saw one.
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10-10-2007, 09:27 PM
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Figaro Wrote:I saw a lasy on holiday wearing sandals who was a victim of wearing pointy shoes that were too small. All her toes were crunched up together and pretty much permanently deformed. A westernised, latter day version of Foot Binding if I ever saw one.

Is that the Scottish coming out on you, Fig? Oooh, I do remember the days of squeezing into shoes and then walking home in barefeet, carrying said shoes!

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11-10-2007, 12:12 PM
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Bella Wrote:Is that the Scottish coming out on you, Fig?

Yeah, something like that.

It definitely wasn't a typo anyway. Definitely not.
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11-10-2007, 01:59 PM
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Have you clocked Victoria Beckhams feet ? For years she has squeezed her tootsies into high heeled shoes .... and she has massive bunions.http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/ar...n_a_source

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