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  • 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...
  • Amy Elizabeth Thorpe (1910 - 1963)
    Amy Elizabeth "Betty" Thorpe (22 November 1910 – 1 December 1963) was, according to William Stephenson of British Security Coordination, an American spy, codenamed "Cynthia," who worked ...
  • Candy Barr (1935 - 2005)
    Candy Barr (July 6, 1935 – December 30, 2005) was an American stripper, burlesque dancer, actress, and adult model in men’s magazines of the mid-20th century. During the 1950s she rec...

(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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