Originally Posted by jenniferswe
I don't know why they thought this was a good idea in the first place.
Cuz Chinese men found small feet beautiful. Soon, it became impossible for any woman to find a husband if her feet were unbound; in fact, if a woman had unbound feet and didn't tell a prospective husband til they were married, he had every right to throw her out and marry someone else. At first it was just the rich who did it, then the poor people followed suit hoping for their daughters to make good marriages. Sadly, most of them didn't; and ended up having to work in the fields and around the house on their bound feet.