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  • Marguerite Pitre (1908 - 1953)
    From Wikipedia : Marguerite Pitre, born Marguerite Ruest (Saint-Octave-de-Métis, Quebec, 5 September 1908 – 9 January 1953), also known as Marguerite Ruest-Pitre and as "Madame le Corbe...
  • Mimi Alford
    Marion "Mimi" Alford (born May 7, 1943) is an American woman who served as an intern in the Press Office of the White House from 1962 to 1963. During that time, she had an affair with United States P...
  • Celia “Ceely” Frances Rose (1873 - 1934)
    From LimaOhio : LIMA — Celia “Ceely” Rose did something horrible in Pleasant Valley one early summer morning in1896. The 23-year-old Ceely, who according to contemporary accoun...
  • Katherine Boudin
    Kathy Boudin (born May 19, 1943) is a former American radical who was convicted in 1984 of felony murder for her participation in an armed robbery that resulted in the killing of three people. She la...
  • Patricia Lake (1923 - 1993)
    Patricia Van Cleeve Lake, known as Patricia Lake, was an American socialite, actress, and radio comedienne, who was suspected of being and, just before she died, claimed to be the illegitimate daught...

(adj) disgraceful, scandalous, shameful, shocking (giving offense to moral sensibilities and injurious to reputation) "scandalous behavior"; "the wicked rascally shameful conduct of the bankrupt"- Thackeray; "the most shocking book of its time"

From the Greek σκάνδαλον, a trap or stumbling-block. The metaphor is that wrong conduct can impede or "trip" people's trust or faith.

Let's celebrate women of scandal: mischievous, anarchistic, colorful, noisy women of immense moral courage.

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