Banned practice of foot binding blighting China's oldest women | ITV News

  • Published: 03 January 2019
  • 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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