Dr. Sun Yat Sen
Shanghai Museum of Sun Yat-Sen's Former Residence
When Yat-Sen banned this practice, women’s lives changed rad¬ically. The law was the first step toward women gaining freedom to get an education and to become more involved in the life of their nation. Still, small feet were considered beautiful. Mothers knew that if they didn’t bind their daughters’ feet, they would never find husbands. Dr. Sen’s own mother always walked with a cane because her feet had been bound. He begged his mother not to bind his sister’s feet.