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  • Masha Gessen
    Maria Alexandrovna Gessen (Russian: Мари́я Алекса́ндровна Ге́ссен; IPA: [maˈrʲijə ɐlʲɪkˈsandrəvnəˈɡʲesʲɪn]; born 13 January 1967), better known as Masha Gessen, is a Russian and American journalist, ...
  • Elinor Glyn (1864 - 1943)
    Elinor Glyn (October 17, 1864 - September 23, 1943), born Elinor Sutherland, was a British novelist and scriptwriter who pioneered mass-market women's erotic fiction. She coined the use of It as a eu...
  • Marilyn Monroe (1926 - 1962)
    The Official Marilyn Monroe website MarilynMonroeFamily The Official Family book: Marilyn Monroe Unveiled: A Family History Our book is the complete and only resource for Marilyn Monroe genealogy. ...
  • Jacqueline Bisset
    Jacqueline Bisset is an English actress. She began her film career in 1965, first coming to prominence in 1968 with roles in The Detective , Bullitt , and The Sweet Ride , for which she received a most...

(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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