City Paper is not for tourists
In researching for this week’s This Week In Sexist History, I came across this female vigilante justice gem from the July 11, 1865 edition of the New York Times. The media’s obsession with a good cat fight dates back at least 144 years, when imprisoned philanderer and saloon owner Dan Sullivan and rumored home-wrecker “Mrs. Hawley” experience a shit-storm of flying bricks and stones courtesy of Sullivan’s wife—-and 1,000 of her closest friends. Police removed Hawley from the home early on, then stayed to watch the mob of women destroy two buildings. Meow, indeed.