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    Sarah, Duchess of York Sarah Margaret Ferguson is a charity patron, spokesperson, writer, film producer, television personality and former member of the British Royal Family. She was married to Queen...
  • Prudence Crandall (1803 - 1889)
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  • Alice Ormsby-Gore (1952 - c.1995)
    Alice Magdalen Sarah Ormsby Gore (22 April 1952 - c. 17 April 1995) was a British socialite. She was the youngest daughter of William David Ormsby-Gore, 5th Baron Harlech and his first wife Sylvia ...
  • Mother Jones (1837 - 1930)
    Mary Harris Jones Mary Harris "Mother" Jones (1837 – 30 November 1930) was an Irish-American schoolteacher and dressmaker who became a prominent labor and community organizer. She then helpe...
  • M.I.A.
    Mathangi 'Maya' Arulpragasam (born 18 July 1975), better known by her stage name M.I.A., is an English hip hop recording artist, director, visual artist, activist, record producer, photographer, fashio...

(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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