China feet bound erotic

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Foot binding was the Chinese custom of breaking and tightly binding the feet of young girls in order to change the shape and size of their feet; during the time it was practiced, bound feet were considered a status symbol and a mark of beauty. Feet altered by foot binding were known as lotus feet , and the shoes made for these feet were known as lotus shoes. Having possibly originated among upper-class court dancers during the Five Dynasties and Ten Kingdoms period in 10th century China, the practice of foot binding gradually became popular among the Chinese elite during the Song dynasty. Foot binding eventually spread to most social classes by the Qing dynasty , with the practice only ceasing to exist in the early 20th century. The practice and application of foot binding varied, with the more severe forms of binding possibly having developed in the 16th century. The prevalence and practice of foot binding varied in different parts of the country, with the feet of young women bound to raise their marriage prospects in some areas.

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Painful Chinese Foot-Binding Was More Than An Erotic Practice, Study Finds | HuffPost

These are the core obsessions that drive our newsroom—defining topics of seismic importance to the global economy. Our emails are made to shine in your inbox, with something fresh every morning, afternoon, and weekend. Was one of the cruelest ways of making women conform to crazy beauty standards about attractiveness for the marriage market, or was its endurance actually due to economic reasons? Footbinding , a Chinese custom that lasted a little less than 1, years, has gone down in human memory as one of the most severe forms of female body modification carried out in the name of seductiveness. In many cases, the foot arch would break, drawing the heel and the toes into contact, and turning the foot into a tiny stump that made adult women totter atop tiny embroidered silk shoes.

Why Footbinding Persisted in China for a Millennium

Alongside seedy opium dens, the practice has since disappeared it was banned by the government in the early 20th Century to make way for a shiny new China. But before it died out, generations of Chinese women were subjected to the cruel custom for an entire millennium. The practice would begin when a girl was five or six years old.
Chinese foot-binding is perceived today as unusual, gruesome, an antiquated fetish , an erotic tradition. Their deformed feet, known as lotus feet , were tucked into embroidered shoes and viewed as delicate and dainty. It was a way to show off their social status. It was, at the time, chic. The study, Bossen added, dispels the view that the goal was only to try to please men.