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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.