05/23/2012 11:23 am ET

Evelyn Lozada, Tamar Braxton, Kandi Burruss, & Chrissy Lampkin Grace The Cover Of VIBE

There’s a much-abused adage that’s referenced in chats, debates and tweets, usually in defense of questionable conduct: “Well-behaved women seldom make history.” That remixed Marilyn Monroe quote could be an unofficial slogan for the reality television explosion.

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