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Foot binding culture in china.

Foot binding culture in china.

Foot binding was the custom of applying tight binding to the feet of young girls to modify the shape of their feet. It was practiced in China from the Song dynasty until the early 20th century, and bound feet were considered a status symbol as well as a mark of beauty. Feet altered by binding were called lotus feet.

It is one of the most painful culture around the world.The most common problem with bound feet was infection. Despite the amount of care taken in regularly trimming the toenails, they would often in-grow, becoming infected and causing injuries to the toes. 

But the culture is made by the people and also changed by the people.It is the beautiful culture for those who adopted this and painful for others.

Foot binding is often seen by feminists as an oppressive practice against women who were victims of a sexist culture .  It is also widely seen as a form of violence against women.