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15th May '17 7:24:28 PM nombretomado
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* In Seamus Heaney's poem ''Punishment'', the tarring and feathering of Catholic women who fraternized with British soldiers during TheTroubles in the 1970s is made reference to. Heaney juxtaposes this with the punishment of Iron Age bog body the Windeby Girl who was supposedly punished for infidelity, suggesting that the punishment meted to women in Northern Ireland is very much rooted in ancient tribal traditions.

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* In Seamus Heaney's poem ''Punishment'', the tarring and feathering of Catholic women who fraternized with British soldiers during TheTroubles UsefulNotes/TheTroubles in the 1970s is made reference to. Heaney juxtaposes this with the punishment of Iron Age bog body the Windeby Girl who was supposedly punished for infidelity, suggesting that the punishment meted to women in Northern Ireland is very much rooted in ancient tribal traditions.
28th Mar '17 1:14:22 PM IdumeanPatriot
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* Played seriously in ''Literature/{{Victoria}}'', where this is meted out to an activist judge who uses his powers to protect the gangbangers and drug dealers who prey on the protagonists' friends and family. The man is apparently not badly injured, but certainly does not enjoy the experience.
16th Mar '17 9:28:53 AM nombretomado
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* In ''TheMusicMan'' the anvil salesman refers to tar and feathers, but since this is 1912 one wonders if he was simply being facetious.
--> '''Salesman''': Your hair (pulls hat off, revealing bald head) never grows back!
** Some productions of the musical also feature Mayor Shinn suggesting this be one possible punishment for Harold Hill after he is exposed.

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* In ''TheMusicMan'' the ''Theatre/TheMusicMan'':
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anvil salesman refers to tar and feathers, but since this is 1912 one wonders if he was simply being facetious.
--> ---> '''Salesman''': Your hair (pulls hat off, revealing bald head) never grows back!
** Some productions of the musical also feature Mayor Shinn suggesting this be one possible punishment for Harold Hill after he is exposed.
15th Feb '17 2:09:38 AM MeepieV
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15th Feb '17 2:09:38 AM MeepieV
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15th Feb '17 2:09:37 AM MeepieV
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* The IRA would do this on occasion, during the troubles. The last known instance of them doing this was to a drug dealer, in 2007.

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* The IRA would do this on occasion, occasion,mostly during the troubles. The last known instance of them doing this was to a suspected drug dealer, in 2007.
15th Feb '17 2:08:38 AM MeepieV
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* German-American civilians, and French women who had relationships with German soldiers, sometimes had this happen to them during and shortly after World War 2.
15th Feb '17 2:07:33 AM MeepieV
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* In real situations, the subject was forcibly stripped naked and covered in hot tar, which if hot enough would burn badly. There was probably a beating or two along the way. After being feathered, the person would be humiliated by being carried around on a ''rail'' - not a rounded pole - the cross-section is square or rectangular, and the corners undoubtedly dug in. That's where most fiction ends. Then consider that if the person survived, the cooled tar would need to be removed - ''aggravating the burns and ripping out hair''. Being tarred and feathered was ''never'' a good or easily-overcome thing. ''Everyone'' would remember what was done to you.

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* In real situations, the subject was forcibly stripped fully or half naked and covered in hot tar, which if hot enough would burn badly. There was probably a beating or two along the way. After being feathered, the person would be humiliated by being carried around on a ''rail'' - not a rounded pole - the cross-section is square or rectangular, and the corners undoubtedly dug in. That's where most fiction ends. Then consider that if the person survived, the cooled tar would need to be removed - ''aggravating the burns and ripping out hair''. Being tarred and feathered was ''never'' a good or easily-overcome thing. ''Everyone'' would remember what was done to you.



** Prior to the twentieth century, most instances of tarring and feathering occurred either in feudal-era Europe or during a few historical post-white-settlement eras in America. In feudal Europe, it was a horrific and often fatal form of torture because the tar/resin was boiled. It wasn't a particularly nice thing to happen in America but was usually less deliberately horrific and much less deadly, because it usually involved the use of (low melting point) pine tar which hadn't been heated as much. In America, the point of tarring and feathering (as opposed to lynching) was public humiliation, not murder.

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** * Prior to the twentieth century, most instances of tarring and feathering occurred either in feudal-era Europe or during a few historical post-white-settlement eras in America. In feudal Europe, it was a horrific and often fatal form of torture because the tar/resin was boiled. It wasn't a particularly nice thing to happen in America but was usually less deliberately horrific and much less deadly, because it usually involved the use of (low melting point) pine tar which hadn't been heated as much. In America, the point of tarring and feathering (as opposed to lynching) was public humiliation, not murder.


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*German-American civilians, and French women who had relationships with German soldiers, sometimes had this happen to them during and shortly after World War 2.
15th Feb '17 2:03:15 AM MeepieV
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* Joseph Smith, the founder of Mormonism, was beaten, tarred, feathered and left for dead at one point. He survived, but his infant son- who was not tarred and feathered but had been forced from his house by the mob- ended up dying from exposure to the elements.


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** Prior to the twentieth century, most instances of tarring and feathering occurred either in feudal-era Europe or during a few historical post-white-settlement eras in America. In feudal Europe, it was a horrific and often fatal form of torture because the tar/resin was boiled. It wasn't a particularly nice thing to happen in America but was usually less deliberately horrific and much less deadly, because it usually involved the use of (low melting point) pine tar which hadn't been heated as much. In America, the point of tarring and feathering (as opposed to lynching) was public humiliation, not murder.


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* The IRA would do this on occasion, during the troubles. The last known instance of them doing this was to a drug dealer, in 2007.
19th Dec '16 6:53:24 AM IndirectActiveTransport
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* After Eric Young was on the losing side of a TagTeam match against [[Wrestling/TheDudleyBoys Team 3D]] on the 8/2/2007 Wrestling/{{TNA}} iMPACT, Wrestling/RobertRoode and Traci Brooks took the opportunity to tar and feather him.
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