“The idea of YOU lynching anybody! It’s amusing. The idea of you thinking you had pluck enough to lynch a MAN! Because you’re brave enough to tar and feather poor friendless cast-out women that come along here, did that make you think you had grit enough to lay your hands on a MAN? Why, a MAN’s safe in the hands of ten thousand of your kind – as long as it’s daytime and you’re not behind him.”

– Mark Twain

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Chapter 22. Colonel Sherburn, the wealthy shop owner, challenges and calls out the mob gathered to lynch him after he shoots town drunk Boggs. The same mob who thinks it’s brave to tar and feather a woman.