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Grotesque #torture.

One of thousands of examples of men torturing women and girls for their own erotic pleasure.

#Footbinding wasn't outlawed until the 1950s. The perfect lotus-blossom foot was 3inches long. It was done to girls at age 6. It kept women captive for centuries.
In the #footbinding process (it appears in my last novel, #OrdinaryMayhem) the girl's foot is bent backwards, so that her toes are underneath the sole of the foot.

It is then bound tightly to keep it in place.

The pain was described as excruciating and crippling.
@jaydakblack is a comic who thinks #footbinding is hilarious.

I'm certain he wouldn't think so if he'd been walking on feet like these since he was six.

Joking about the torture of women and girls perpetuates the cycle of #ViolenceAgainstWomen.

Don't do it.
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