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  • 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...
  • Marlene Dietrich (1901 - 1992)
    Marlene Dietrich (German pronunciation: [maɐˈleːnə ˈdiːtʁɪç]; 27 December 1901 – 6 May 1992) was a German actress and singer. Dietr...
  • Princess Victoria Melita of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha (1876 - 1936)
    Victoria Melita Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, Princess of the United Kingdom. HRH Princess of the United Kingdom. Princess of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha. Herzogin von Sachsen. Princess of Edinburgh. By m...
  • Sarah Silverman
    Sarah Kate Silverman (born December 1, 1970) is an American stand-up comedian, writer, and actress. Her satirical comedy addresses social taboos and controversial topics such as racism, sexism, and rel...

(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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