Banned practice of foot binding blighting China’s oldest women

Foot binding, the brutal tradition of breaking young girl’s toes and reshaping the feet into a point, was stamped out in China over 60 years ago – but some of the counrty’s oldest women still suffer today. The practice dates back to the 10th century in China, when tiny feet were deemed a sign of beauty. Those who did not have their feet bound were told they would never marry.

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