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  • Charlotte Saunders Cushman (1816 - 1876)
    Charlotte Saunders Cushman (July 23, 1816 – February 18, 1876) was an American stage actress. Her voice was noted for its full contralto register, and she was able to play both male and female...
  • Courtney Love
    Courtney Michelle Love (born Courtney Michelle Harrison; July 9, 1964) is an American singer-songwriter and actress. Love is the lead vocalist, lyricist, and rhythm guitarist for alternative rock ban...
  • Elisabeth de Vermandois, dame de Crépy (1085 - 1131)
    (Ben notes: Her father was mostly based from Paris, while her mother was merely born into the family that governed the Vermandois region, then north of Paris. There is nothing that says exactly where o...
  • Cornilia "Fly Rod" Thurza Crosby (1854 - 1946)
    From Wikipedia (English) : Cornelia Thurza Crosby, or "Fly Rod", as she was popularly known, was born in Phillips, Maine, on Nov. 10, 1854. She died one day after her 92nd birthday on Nov. 11, 1946. ...
  • Nadya "Octomom" Suleman
    Nadya Denise Doud-Suleman (born Natalie Denise Suleman; July 11, 1975), known as "Octomom" in the media, is an American media personality who came to international attention when she gave birth to octu...

(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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