This woman from China is the last follower of this brutal tradition
There are many traditions from around the world that have some very bad consequences. Practices like types of body manipulation like corset etc have resulted in disfigured body parts amongst the population. Some of the practices are still in use today in several parts of the world. Some were abolished some years ago, while some were abolished, but are still practiced by older people. Here is one such practice that was abolished over a hundred years ago and meet a single person that still practices this painful tradition today.
1 Who is the woman?
The woman in the picture is Zhou Guizhen and she is one of the last few remaining women who still practiced the fashion trend of feet binding. The practice of foot binding started out in 10th century and women did so in order to attract men. Wealthy families wrapped the feet of small girls in bandages, so that they didn’t grow. Special shoes were made which restricted the growth of bone in the foot. Except from the big toe, all other toes were broken and curled inwards as tightly as possible.
Zhou Guizhen hid her feet from inspectors by padding them and wearing big shoes. People believed that wearing such shoes and binding feet tightly could lead to tightening of vaginal muscles and resulted in more pleasure for both people.