I’m watching Snow Flower and the secret fan (which I saw when it first came out after reading it for which I stated the book was way better, now seeing it again I love the movie-so that tells me how important reading is and how much media attempts to dull our senses! but that is another topic for later) I just saw a program on an archaeological discovery that found a slipper in a grave of the women they think started the whole foot binding thing (so sorry for the illusive facts, I can’t remember for it ver batim right now) ……..anyway while on the topic of beauty and how millions of women and men are influenced by media, look at how because of one “important” women made a statement of beauty with her teeny tiny feet, what millions and centuries of women went through and tolerated in immense pain every second of every minute of their life, all of their life, to look beautiful —for a man, one single insane man (cause lets face it any one who says this kind of torture is beautiful and lets his love do this to herself has got to be a little kookooo!) and the envy of brainwashed women- (sorry no disrespect to that culture -just telling the truth)
this is an incredible example of a type of slavery people willingly did. What will people say about us 500 years from now when they dig up a grave of some star who had tons of plastic put into her body and that is all that is left on top of a broken skeleton. will they say “look how these people lived! what a torturous existence mentally and physically they must have lived–what a shame!”
P.S the other pictures of course are the extremes women and men went to in another part of the world at the same time to look like what someone thought was “perfect beauty” and what a price it came at!!!! Such pain brings nooooo pleasure!!!!!! Is it worth it ? to have a kiss in exchange of a life of pain and deformation endured in silence and your guard always on for death by mutilation?