Woman with corset and crinoline dress
In the baroque era, women of the upper class wore corsets and crinoline dresses.
The Taliban force women to wear a burka. If any uncovered part of the body is visible,
In parts of
with bound feet
This was done in order to make them walk in an erotic way. They could only walk with tiny, slow steps.
In order to bind the foot back, the bones need to be broken first.
Then, the foot is bent down and back and finally bound. After a while, the toes die off.
It smells of rotting flesh. The cloths need to be changed and tightened regularly to keep the feet in position.
For the women, this is life-long pain. The crippled feet and the related unnatural way of walking
would also often cause spinal problems. This tradition was still alive way into the 20th century.
It is said that there are still elderly women with bound feet.
Woman with oversized silicone breasts and
In modern western society, it’s common to
change the female body surgically in order to please men.
Women have their breasts enlarged with silicone pads, often close to monstrosity.
They have their lips inflated to create a sexy pout. Women have liposuction (fat removal)
because their men don’t find them beautiful any more.
And women wear high heels although walking in them causes pain after a while
and inevitably leads to back problems.
In some African cultures, female
circumcision is traditional. Little girls get their clitoris and labia
Then the wound is sewn and only a hole as small as a pinhead is left open.
This “operation” is usually performed by the older women, without any anaesthesia or hygienic precaution.
Often, they just use a razor blade. For the girls and women, this is a life-long traumatic experience.
Also, there is the risk of infection. Many soon die of wound infections. For the rest of her life,
the woman has extreme pain when urinating, having sexual intercourse or giving birth.
For giving birth, they cut open the vagina and later sew it up again. This tradition is based on
the idea that women were not supposed to have sexual feelings and needs.
A woman who has no sexual desire won’t cheat on her man. That’s how to keep the woman under man’s control.
As a woman can’t survive without a man she has to be circumcised in order to get married.
Women who are not circumcised are considered depraved and dirty.