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  • Elizabeth (Fones) Winthrop Feake Hallet (1610 - 1673)
    Elizabeth Fones (21 January 1610 - 1668) was an early settler in the Massachusetts Bay Colony where her uncle John Winthrop served as Governor. Her subsequent behaviour would scandalize the Puritan col...
  • Seymour Dorothy Fleming (1758 - 1818)
    Seymour Dorothy Fleming From Wikipedia: Seymour Dorothy Fleming (5 October 1758 – 9 September 1818) was an 18th-century British noblewoman, notable for her involvement in a separation scanda...
  • Rose O'Neale Greenhow, Rebel Spy (1817 - 1864)
    Rose O'Neal Greenhow (1817–October 1, 1864) was a renowned Confederate spy. As a leader in Washington, D.C. society during the period prior to the American Civil War, she traveled in important p...
  • Cheyenne Brando (1970 - 1995)
    Tarita Cheyenne Brando (February 20, 1970 – April 16, 1995) was the daughter of Marlon Brando by his third wife Tarita Teriipia, a Tahitian whom he met while filming Mutiny on the Bounty in 19...
  • Lia-Georgia
    Lia-Georgia Triff was the fifth wife of personal injury lawyer Melvin Belli. Her marriage ended with a scandalous and acrimonious divorce proceeding in 1991. Belli accused his ex-wife of having an affa...

(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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