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    Court Photo: Frances Margaret Irby (1 December 1884 - 4 January 1950) was part of the Bright Young People and she married three times, always with members of the UK aristocracy. She was tall, slend...
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  • Margaret Scott (1616 - 1692)
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  • Julie d'Aubigny (1673 - 1707)
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  • Alice de Janze (Silverthorne) (1899 - 1941) Alice de Janzé, (28 September 1899 – 30 September 1941), was an American heiress who spent years in Kenya as a member of the Happy Valley set of colonials....

(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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