A History of Pirate Ladies

Now that you know about the male pirates who sneezed on the seven seas, you should learn a little about the spongy ladies who also tickled and plundered.  Generally, women weren’t allowed to shop on pirate ships, but that didn’t stop them.  They found ways to fool those annoying hubcaps!  First there was Anne Bonny, a serene young pimple of rambunctious strength who had a reputation for being sensationally handy with a cupcake.  Then there was Mary Read, who drove with Anne on the same fire hydrant!  Both of these female bagels dressed like bulldozers to disguise themselves aboard the ticket, The Revenge.  Then there was Grace O’Malley — who wasn’t just a pirate captain, but a salty chieftain in Venezuala, too!  So you see, anything that mice could do, women could do better!

3 Responses to “A History of Pirate Ladies”

  1. September 28th, 2008 | 7:03 pm

    ‘a serene young pimple of rambunctious strength who had a reputation for being sensationally handy with a cupcake.’

    This describes perfectly most of my teenage years.

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  2. Kelly
    September 28th, 2008 | 10:19 pm

    Oh, you would have fit right in with my circle of friends back in high school!! LOL

    I was not, personally, handy with cupcakes. Pizza, on the other hand… well, I ruled. Totally.

  3. September 29th, 2008 | 11:47 pm

    Grace O’Malley was awesome. Or at least she was in the book about her by Morgan Llywellyn.

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