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Scandalous women of their times

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  • Doris Duke (1912 - 1993)
    American heiress and philanthropist. Doris Duke (November 22, 1912 – October 28, 1993) was an American heiress, horticulturalist, art collector, and philanthropist. Daughter of an immensely ric...
  • Diana Mitford (1910 - 2003)
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(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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