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  • Frances Margaret Crofton (1884 - 1950)
    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...
  • Joan Collins
    Flamboyant British actress Joan Collins made her showbiz bow in a production of The Doll's House -- in a male role -- at the age of 9. She made a name for herself in Hollywood in the '50s and '60s but ...
  • Margaret Scott (1616 - 1692)
    Margaret Stevenson Scott (1616 - 1692) was the only person to be accused of being a witch from Rowley during the Salem trials. The daughter of Edward Stevenson (born circa 1592) and Margareta Dunn (bor...
  • Julie d'Aubigny (1673 - 1707)
    Julie d'Aubigny (1670/1673–1707), better known as Mademoiselle Maupin or La Maupin, was a 17th-century swordswoman and opera singer. Her tumultuous career and flamboyant life were the subject of goss...
  • Alice de Janze (Silverthorne) (1899 - 1941)
    tweedlandthegentlemansclub.blogspot.com 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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