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Scandalous women of their times

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  • Sarah Althea Terry (1850 - 1932)
    Sarah Althea Hill (March 26, 1850 – February 14, 1937) was a socialite in San Francisco in the 1880s. She became a national celebrity when she sued millionaire Senator William Sharon for divorce in 1...
  • Wynnette C. Sprague (1891 - 1927)
    Winette C Sprague Is the youngest child born to Hubert Sprague & Caroline Greene on 25 April 1891 in Paullina, O'brien County, Iowa. She married Martin Luther Peterson on 01 June 1919, which must of ...
  • Bessie Wallis Simpson, Duchess of Windsor (1896 - 1986)
    Bessie Wallis Warfield, later Spencer, then Simpson. Wikipedia: Nascimento: ou 1895; nasceu no "Square Cottage at Monterey Inn". an American socialite who married, as her third husband, Prince ...
  • Ulrica Ottiliana Möllersvärd (1791 - 1878)
    Ulrika "Ulla" Ottiliana Möllersvärd (1791–1878) was a Finnish courtier in service of the Russian Imperial court. She was rumored to have been the secret daughter of Princess Sophie Albertine of Sweden,...
  • Valeria Messalina, Empress Consort of Rome (c.23 - c.48)
    She was executed for numerous adulteries in 0048 AD. [edit] Family and Early Life Messalina was the daughter of Domitia Lepida and Marcus Valerius Messalla Barbatus[2][3]. Messalina's father was th...

(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.

adjective: scandalous - causing general public outrage by a perceived offence against morality or law. To cause a scandal would be behavior that is not considered "normal" or "acceptable" in the place, time or society one lives in. This behavior could be nearly anything that does not conform or is breaking tradition and seen as outrageous.

Examples: A woman entering a public bar in Queensland, Australia in 1969. (women had to sit in a "ladies lounge" children were left in the car)

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