yes, and they called it Maoism

As well as focusing on the personal, the authors relentlessly accentuate the positive; constantly firing out examples where terrible wrongs have been overcome, proving that seemingly immutable problems can be shifted. The most powerful case for WuDunn is also the most personal: her grandmother’s feet were bound in the rural village where her family originates, yet today feet binding in China is unknown. “I’m so conscious of how lucky I am there was a movement in China and abroad that put a stop to a practice that was centuries old.”

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