Reading Response

I found the Judy Yung article in Unequal Sisters the most interesting. The subtopic that was most intriguing was the section on foot binding. I never knew that it was done to prevent women from running away from their husbands. I also found out that women’s lack of education slowed the decline of foot-binding. Women lacking education were more likely to have bound feet because they were taught that you needed them to get a husband(which was a top priority for women at the time) and it took a long time to stop that barbaric act. I also had never heard the term “three inch lotus”(pg 262) and can’t imagine having feet that are three inches.

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