Bound women

Duration: 11min 13sec Views: 864 Submitted: 21.10.2019
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Foot binding was the Chinese custom of applying tight wrappings to the feet of young girls to modify their shape and size. The practice possibly originated among upper class court dancers during the Five Dynasties and Ten Kingdoms period in 10th-century China, then gradually became popular among the elite during the Song dynasty. Foot binding eventually spread to most social classes by the Qing dynasty and the practice finally came to an end in the early 20th century. Bound feet were at one time considered a status symbol as well as a mark of beauty. Yet foot binding was a painful practice and significantly limited the mobility of women, resulting in lifelong disabilities for most of its subjects.

The Neglected Consequences of Foot-Binding

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A generation of smart, highly educated young people are spending their time knitting, canning jam, baking cupcakes, gardening, and more and blogging about it, of course , embracing the labor-intensive domestic tasks their mothers and grandmothers eagerly shrugged off. How did this happen? And what does it all mean? In Homeward Bound , acclaimed journalist Emily Matchar takes a long, hard look at both the inspiring appeal and the potential dangers of this trend she calls the New Domesticity, exploring how it could be reshaping the role of women in society and what the consequences may be for all of us. Comprados juntos habitualmente. Mostrar detalles.

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In the latest round of filming there was an incident that haunts me. It took place during a segment on the social changes that affected Chinese women in the late 13th century. These changes can be illustrated by the practice of female foot-binding. Some early evidence for it comes from the tomb of Lady Huang Sheng, the wife of an imperial clansman, who died in
For several hundred years, millions of Chinese girls had their bodies painfully misshapen to conform to a prevailing social expectation. Intact feet, girls were told, would damage their marriage prospects. Each excruciating procedure forced the girls to learn to walk anew, rereading the ground from an unfamiliar position and through unimaginable pain. The end result, no matter the motivation, was severe physical impairment. In spite of the pain after each kneading, the girl is forced to walk, in order to help re-establish circulation.