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  • Melanie Palma

    For over a thousand years till 1912

  • Sharon Morgan

    Orthopedics; feet of Chinese woman, bound, compared with tea cup and American woman's shoe. World War 1 era. 1000 years of institutionalized gender-based intentional crippling. Now there is genital mutilation going on around the world in the name of tradition--'tradition' being shorthand for keeping women down, I suppose.

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Chinese lady's bound feet. Where she is pointing in the last panel is where the bones in the arch were broken when she was a child.

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Chinese Woman - 19th Century by Contumacy Singh

缠足女孩,山西,中国。1930年

Hilarious. .for the hoes! Haha

For Your Country's Sake Today - For Your Own Sake Tomorrow, 1944 Recruiting poster for the armed services. Illustration by Savage Steele depicts four women, each representing each of the military branches. Jackson Library, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro

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Subtly Sensual Submarine Recruiting Poster. Now, take off your shirt, slyly glance over your shoulder with a slightly raised eyebrow and think about getting your hands on a 7 million dollar sub. Uh huh.

A large proportion of Chinese women in the late nineteenth century had their feet bound small while they were children.  The woman seen in this late nineteenth century photograph was an entertainer, a sing-song girl, but footbinding was also practiced by the families of scholars and merchants.

"This Is My Share," American Red Cross 1944 War Fund Pamphlet by The Nite Tripper