Monday, June 16, 2008

Shudder-inducing

Foot-binding freaks me the fuck out.

People would take their four year old daughters, break their foot, and bind it up so that the foot would heal with the toes actually curled under their foot and contorted so profoundly that the ball of the foot would sometimes grow into the heel, so that the girls would have a "beautiful" and "attractive" three-inch long foot.

Look at your foot for a second. Imagine the kind of breaking and re-setting that would be necessary to make the ball of your foot touch the heel.

Yeah. Ouch.

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