WHAT PRICE BEAUTY? Women Sever Toes to Fit High Heels

China - foot binding

1640 A.D.: Virtually all women in China bind their feet to attract a suitor.The painful practice was outlawed by the Qing Dynasty in 1902, but remained common until 1949, when the Communists assumed power and foot binding was finally ended.  The practice has been decried by modern-day feminists as a classic example of societal oppression of women. THIS IS BAD: 2012 A.D.:Women in U.S. have toes amputated to fit into excruciating high heeled shoes. THIS IS ALSO BAD.It bo … [Read more...]