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  • Monica Samille Lewinsky
    Monica Samille Lewinsky (born July 23, 1973) is an American woman with whom United States President Bill Clinton admitted to having had an "improper relationship" while she worked at the White House ...
  • Elizabeth Edwards (1645 - 1690)
    Elizabeth was widely thought to be "insane" in the community, according to "Families of Ancient New Haven". She had a child born after her marriage to Richard Edwards of Hartford, but he never acknowle...
  • Anne Bourchier, 7th Baroness Bourchier (1512 - 1571)
    The daughter of Henry Bourchier, 2nd earl of Essex (1471-March 30,1540) and Mary Say (1479-June 5,1535+), Anne Bourchier was married on February 9, 1527, when she was barely ten, to fifteen-year-ol...
  • Edna "Rabbit" Murray (1898 - 1966)
    Edna "Rabbit" Murray (1898–1966) was a criminal associated with several high-profile gangs in the Depression-era of the early 1930s. Although popularly known to the press as the "Kissing Ban...
  • Mary Kinder (1909 - 1981)
    Mary Northern Kinder (August 29, 1909 - May 21, 1981) was a Prohibition era gun moll, most noted for being the girlfriend of Harry Pierpont and associate of John Dillinger. Along with Pearl Elliott, ...

(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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