8. Bound Feet

Bound Feet

Photo Credit: Okinawa Soba (In Asia and Africa until August)

While respecting other cultures is good, this is one โ€˜beauty featureโ€™ that we can be glad has died out.

In China, to achieve the effect of tiny feet, the bones were broken before binding, thus causing the woman lifelong pain and making it difficult for her to walk.

So, beauty is definitely in the eye of the beholder! Some of these practices may seem strange, even unattractive to us, but I wonder what the people who do them would think of our ideas of beauty. Would we seem ugly to them?

Top Photo Credit: La Mariposa

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