HAN CHINESE FOOT BINDING --- A Cultural Feature that Deserves NO RESPECT.
WARNING : CONTAINS GRAPHIC DESCRIPTIONS AND SEXUALLY EXPLICIT COMMENTS REFERENCING MALE AND FEMALE ANATOMY USING BOTH SLANG AND TECHNICAL TERMS.
Those feet in the photo used to be natural feet. Now, all except the big toes have been completely broken, twisted, and (as part of the process), crushed by shear body weight as the child was forced to walk on the freshly broken toes, snapped arch bones, and dislocated heels.
The four small toes are now deadened and useless to the point where the corrupt culture behind this abomination believed the feet would be even more beautiful if the toes completely rotted and fell off.
The broken arch bones and dislocated heels (ripped apart from their ligaments and sockets, all without anesthesia) was for the purpose of (as much as possible) folding the feet in half. This, of course, destroys the natural alignment of the leg-bones, ankles and heels. The heel of each foot, instead of being nicely rounded out to the rear, completely disappears in some cases, being crushed inward toward the center of the foot. After a while, the young girl's feet are transformed into "Elephant Stubs" :
It is said that 10% of the young girls died as a result of the pain and shock. More died later from rotting infections of the foot.
Those young girls who survived the two-to-three-year process of almost daily torture to break and fold the feet became the "breeding cattle" for millions of Chinese men --- men who were taught to believed that women who hobbled around in great pain on twisted and crippled feet would have a tighter vagina. And just the thought of THAT made it acceptable among half the men of China to maim and cripple every girl in sight for a thousand years, while fabricating a euphemistic cover story that said "women with crippled, crushed, putrid, and smelly feet are really sexy and beautiful."
Some deeper comments on the TIGHTER VAGINA thing are made at the ABOVE link --- including an explanation of the probable cause behind these particular Chinese men's need for such a thing.
At the main CHINESE FOOT BINDING 101 link given BELOW, you will find (among other things) a more explicit description of how these small-hearted men with their even smaller peckers sexually satisfied themselves by using the INNER FOLDS OF THE CRUSHED FEET as an ALTERNATIVE TO THE ACTUAL VAGINA. This enlightening commentary will be found in the PART 3 section on SEX.
You have been forewarned.
Believe it or not, there are still a few mindless CULTURAL AND MORAL RELATIVISTS out there who think that torturing and crushing the feet of little girls for this eventual sexual purpose was A-OK, and that "all cultures should be respected in the context of their times", simply because such things are....culture.
Yeah. Right. If you are one of those Time-Place, Everything is Relative type of folks, please excuse me while I barf all over your psychopathic ignorance.
Any male-dominated culture that puts women and young female children in a position to submit to any kind of cutting, slicing, crushing, horrific torture, permanent disfigurement, and diminishing of her sexual or psychological self --- under the "cultural threat" of facing a life without marriage, money, or children --- is a culture worthy only of the greatest disdain and disgust. There is no obligation to respect such a culture, nor obligation to list these backward nations among those who take seriously the equality of human beings and the advancement of civilization.
It goes without saying that any country that promotes or protects any kind, variety or version of such backward, sexist, male-dominated cultures has absolutely no claim to pride or greatness among the nations of the Earth..
Welcome to CHINESE FOOT BINDING 101.
If you think you can handle it, the COMPLETE 101 COURSE, as well as the gruesome details of how the feet were actually broken and crushed into shape, are found in the caption of this photo :
Crippled for life by a sociopathic defect in certain Chinese men's view of women, this "cultural outrage against nature" continued for a thousand years.
No excuse. Just more cultural stupidity that afflicts all mankind, manifesting itself in different ways in almost all countries of the world....this being one of the more severe insanities right up there with GENITAL MUTILATION --- both that and foot binding decreed by men for their own mentally and culturally corrupt view of women, leading to their permanent, crippling disfigurement, and/or loss of natural feeling and bodily function.
".......The custom is commonly cited by sociologists and anthropologists as examples of how an extreme deformity by contemporary standards can be viewed [by men] as a source of "beauty and pleasure", and how immense human suffering can be inflicted upon girls [by men] in the pursuit of female beauty......"
Beauty ? Yeah. Right. Some men need to have heir heads examined.