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Teaching Sole Beauty

Sole Beauty

In China starting sometime in the 900s CE, the answers to these questions were striking. Women, first of the upper classes and later of all classes, went through a torturous process known as foot-binding. Foot-binding was a “beauty treatment.” The goal of foot-binding was to restrict the foot’s growth, making it tiny, delicate, and cone shaped. In those times, if a woman wanted to be beautiful, she had to have tiny feet.

Sue Amory Verner
Cricket Media


What can the history of foot-binding teach us about the idea of beauty?


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