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Does Chinese Foot Binding Still Impact Society Today?
Chinese foot binding ancient torture for the foot. Is the wearing today of tight fitting high heel shoes the same thing?
By: Podiatry Arena
While the practice in historical China has died out and no longer continues, some experts like to draw parallels between that practice and the wearing of high heel tight fitting shoes that are worn in today’s culture by many females. The webmaster of Podiatry Arena, Craig Payne, says “For sure! The technique in China was only to please the males of the time. You have to ask, why are females today wearing tight fitting shoes for? Who are they trying to please by wearing them if they hurt and lead to some disability in the longer term?” (http://www.podiatry-
Others consider it might be a bit of a stretch to make parallels between what we see today and what happened in the historical culture of China (http://www.podiatry-
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