(日本語) いま、「女性」はどう生きるか[phase 3] Oppression or Beauty?

At the BE*hive, we have been spending two years working on ” Rethinking Women’s Lives from Our Past to the Future – career, marriage, attire, and life (reproductive health )?”

As the third phase, we will be holding the exhibition, “Oppression or Beauty? Foot binding, Corset wearing and #KuToo movement” from Thursday, May 12.


It was in the latter half of the 19th century that people began viewing the long history of foot binding in China and tight corsets in England as societal problems.
Why did these practices originally come into being? Were these nothing more than instances of the oppression of women?
Incredibly small feet and narrow waists were symbols of beauty and “femininity” in societies at the time, to an extent which appears as highly restraining by present standards.
Let us consider the #KuToo movement and other social trends surrounding concepts of “femininity” today.


Period:May 12th (Thurs), 2022 to October 5th (Wed), 2022

Place:Sacred Heart Global Plaza (Building No. 4) University of the Sacred Heart organized by the Sacred Heart Institute for Sustainable Futures (SHISF),BE*hive <For more information, click here.

Time:Monday – Saturday 10:00a.m.-5:00p.m. (Closed on Sundays and holidays)

Admission: Free


This exhibit is also available on our website.
Please click here👇 to view the web exhibit.(Please click the “English” button in order to switch to English)