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Survivor of ancient Chinese practice of foot binding shares her story

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Survivor of ancient Chinese practice of foot binding shares her story

CHICAGO -- For centuries, small feet were widely viewed as beautiful in Chinese culture, and marked a woman as wealthy.

The average American woman wears a size eight shoe, which measures about 9.5 inches in size. In the ancient "golden lotus" (三寸金莲) tradition, the desired size for a woman's feet was close to three inches.

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