Look at this woman's feet!!

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  1. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    Um.............riiiiiiiiiight.
     

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  2. Lovesong macrumors 65816

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    Outch! That looks like osteoporosis, coupled with gout, and wearing the same shoes for a decade. It's actually really sad.
     
  3. bearbo macrumors 68000

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    Is this in China or Japan?

    I always wonder why do those rich people have to put their daughter through that torture. It's not like the asian women's feet are larger than average anyway. I think it's more prettier to have a normal looking feet, than some deformed relatively smaller feet.
     
  4. bartelby macrumors Core

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    No, it's foot binding.
    In traditional Japanese (and possibly Chinese) culture women are meant to have tiny feet. So when they are still young they bind the feet to restrict their size.
     
  5. Abstract thread starter macrumors Penryn

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    Oh wait, but there's more!!


    Here's where it gets interesting. :eek: You'll never guess where the other 4 toes went..... :eek:
     

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  6. bearbo macrumors 68000

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    for a second i thought i was out of my mind to think it was foot binding.

    and by the way, it's much more of a Chinese thing than a Japanese thing.
     
  7. irmongoose macrumors 68030

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    This is called foot binding, and was common practice among Chinese women for a very very long time. It's unfortunate, but in a society dominated by male-driven, idiotic ideas, it was the norm for these people.

    I guess every culture has it's crazy parts.



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  8. janey macrumors 603

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    i wear size 9-10 shoes. wide too, if possible.
    impossible to find. but anything smaller/narrower hurts my feet, particularly my toes (dammit, claw toes).
     
  9. irmongoose macrumors 68030

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    Are you sure about that? I've never heard of it being a part of Japanese culture.



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  10. bartelby macrumors Core

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    I thought I'd get them the wrong way round.
    It's horrendous anyway, but different cultures and all that...
     
  11. it5five macrumors 65816

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    It's not that common with newer generations, but it was in the generation of this older lady. After her generation dies, you'll be hard pressed to find any women that still practice foot binding.
     
  12. bartelby macrumors Core

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    I thought the practice had been outlawed?
    Or am I imagining that.
     
  13. bearbo macrumors 68000

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    She might well be from before when it was outlawed.

    And these practices cannot be completely outlawed. As in the law enforcement in China is not nearly strong enough to enforcing every law. Not even close.
     
  14. bartelby macrumors Core

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    I understand that but I thought it was banned...

    Hold on, Wiki:

     
  15. bearbo macrumors 68000

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    Let's just say even in the bigger cities such as Beijing, sometimes 7 lanes of cars are driven on a 4 lanes road, and the police won't do a thing about it most of times. Car drivers would drive on side walks, and would honk pedestrians that stand in their way. And they would not even slow down when crossing the pedestrian cross walk. And police won't do a thing about it.

    That's in public.

    Now how difficult do you think would be for some old lady to hide her bound feet, when it's not even really possible for her to be out and about in public (physically, due to her bound feet, it's quite difficult to walk around), without the law enforcement people bothering them?
     
  16. bartelby macrumors Core

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    Any time you want to stop being pedantic you can be!

    I was talking about being "officially" banned, which I think you know.
    :rolleyes:
     
  17. Lovesong macrumors 65816

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    Oh wow.... that is.... I'm just speechless. I seriously thought that this woman had some disease. That is incredible.
     
  18. bearbo macrumors 68000

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    I'm just saying those "official" ban doesn't stop individuals from practicing.
     
  19. bartelby macrumors Core

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    Yes. I know. Hence the:



    Can you tell I'm in a bad mood?:eek:
     
  20. Peterkro macrumors 68020

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    Foot Binding was extremely common in China up until the 1920's and only when the Maoists took power in 1949 did it really start to die out.In spite of all the horrendous things they did women gained hugely post '49,those gains are now under attack again with this latest version of state capitalism.

    PS It's origin was in the class system where bound feet indicated a women who didn't need to work,somewhat similar to the western idea that a pale skin indicated a women who had no need to work in the fields,of course now a sun tan is a vague indication of someone who can afford foreign holidays.
     
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    or you know, is out and about often in a city like Los Angeles where it's almost perpetually sunny (90F tomorrow, *&%#).
     
  22. bearbo macrumors 68000

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    :)

    Yes, it was officially banned.

    I just thought you had some implied continuation of your comment. My apologies.
     
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    Oh we have it way worse in Phoenix. Every time it looks like rain is coming from the West, it stops in LA and leaves nothing for us.

    I have a tan and I never go outside.
     
  24. janey macrumors 603

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    :(

    it's 70F right now at 2 in the morning, and I'm eating ice cream.
     
  25. bearbo macrumors 68000

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    Oh hey, I was eating ice cream just now.

    It's 4AM, and 80F, and I have air conditioner on. This is in midwest.
     

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