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...]