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  • Rose Elizabeth Cleveland (1846 - 1918)
    Rose Elizabeth Cleveland First Lady of president Grover Cleveland for 2 years From Wikipedia: Rose Elizabeth Cleveland (June 13, 1846 - November 22, 1918), was the First Lady of the United States...
  • Lois Sturt (1900 - 1937)
    Lois Sturt was born on August 25, 1900 in More Critchell, Dorset, England. She was an actress, known for Le carillon de minuit (1922), The Glorious Adventure (1922) and Amour (1922). She was married ...
  • Isabel Springer (1880 - 1917)
    American Folk Figure. A Denver, Colorado socialite, she was married to John W. Springer, a wealthy Denver businessman and politician. She was involved in a lover's trist with two men, Frank Henwood and...
  • Doris Duke (1912 - 1993)
    American heiress and philanthropist. Doris Duke (November 22, 1912 – October 28, 1993) was an American heiress, horticulturalist, art collector, and philanthropist. Daughter of an immens...
  • Annie Edson Taylor (1838 - 1921)
    Annie Edson Taylor (October 24, 1838 – April 29, 1921) was an American adventurer who, on her 63rd birthday, October 24, 1901, became the first person to survive a trip over Niagara Falls in a b...

(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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