Originally Posted by AaronShadows
That is so tragic! Bloody chinese dads, they have no regard for you as a person.
It wasn't actually the fathers, but the mothers; and they did it out of kindness so their daughters wouldn't be mocked as having "man feet" instead of gold (3 inch) or silver (4 inch) lotus feet. And also the potential husbands for refusing to marry unbound women.
I also agree with Spirit Queen about the shoes; I tend to lean more towards platform boots and boots with chunky heels, but I don't wear those all the time and spend a lot of time barefoot indoors. Any woman who lives in her stillettos will get foot problems like bunions in later life.