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INTRODUCTION As I read the newspaper story my eyes widen with every word According to the National Institute of Mental Health there are over 5 million people in the United States suffering with eating disorders 1 of all North American teenagers have eating disorders 10 of these teenagers will die People struggling with anorexia are among those whose health are at great risk wwwplanet-therapycom And then I see a picture of a young girl nothing but bones and skin looking wasted away I ask myself What wont people do for beauty They say True beauty comes from within However true this statement may be in almost every society throughout history women have been required to undergo major and often painful physical alterations in the name of beauty and social status Perhaps one of the most agonizing beatifications in all of history is the Chinese tradition of foot binding Foot binding is an ancient tradition that involves the reshaping of the womans feet to achieve a smaller foot Accompanied by unimaginable pain and crippling limitations Chinese foot binding is a testament to how far humans will go to be beautiful As with most other beautification processes such as ear piercing or tattooing Chinese foot binding has significant cultural and social implications In addition using modern technology we can also see the physiological effects of foot binding The History Foot binding began in the late Tang Dynasty 618-906 and it gradually spread through the upper class during the Song Dynasty 960-1297 During the Ming period 1368-1644 and the Ching Dynasty 1644-1911 the custom of foot binding spread through the overwhelming majority of the Chinese population Mo-chn 65 It began with the emperor Li Yu of the Tang Dynasty who acting on his fetish for small feet instructed his favorite concubine Lovely Maiden to bind her feet in silk cloth in order to make the tips of them look like a crescent moon She
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