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whipping post

scene of Christ’s scourging. [N.T.: Matthew 15:15]
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The artist depicts Grace Montfort, Hank Davis, and Bill Sampson in the moment after Grace is cut down from the whipping post.
In this scene the whipping post, traditional site of white discipline and humiliation of Black slaves, becomes the site for sexual violence, made possible through a change in the character's social and legal race classification rather than any change in either her "true" sexual morality or biological racial heritage.
It is believed that the ghost of the woman in white dates from medieval times and had been a prisoner of Oystermouth Castle who had been whipped to death on the whipping post which still stands in the castle's grounds.
The lottery isn't some sort of whipping post for the poor, it was a long-awaited common-sense approach to an opportunity for millions.
It's the public official's modern-day trip to the whipping post.
In the days after any election, the media are a handy whipping post, with the defeated sometimes blaming news coverage for their loss.
Newell, who lived in Roxbury in 1693, was accused of committing adultery with Lambert Despar, and sentenced ``to receive fifteen stripes savorally to be laid on upon her naked back at the Comon Whipping post,'' plus court costs, unless she paid a fine of 10 pounds.
Not far away are the town stocks pillory and whipping post.
As the agency charged with strengthening checks carried out on teaching staff, it has become the whipping post, blamed for forcing thousands of pupils to stay at home when they should have been in class.
The local architecture is another draw, notably the 16th century Guild Hall with its old whipping post and other fine timbered buildings rubbing shoulders with Georgian brick.
A ducking pond with stocks and a whipping post outside remind visitors of the building's previous purpose, where offenders convicted by the court would punished.
There are some interesting artefacts in the church including the medieval whipping post.