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5 news items

Kansas.com

Kansas.com
Fri, 19 Sep 2014 04:37:30 -0700

Anne Bonny: One of the most prominent female pirates in the 1700s, she divorced her husband and joined a pirate gang in Jamaica. She fought alongside the men and held her own when capturing other vessels. ▫ Sir Henry Morgan: This pirate raided a slew ...

The New York Review of Books (blog)

The New York Review of Books (blog)
Thu, 11 Sep 2014 13:26:15 -0700

The first pirate most of us encounter is Captain Hook, who, as played by Cyril Ritchard in the Mary Martin version of Peter Pan, glories in the mincing affectation and extravagance of a boisterous drag queen (there were, in fact, cross-dressing female ...

Socialist Worker

Socialist Worker
Tue, 16 Sep 2014 10:07:00 -0700

They were crucial to the functioning of the port cities from London to Barbados, but there is not have much documentation about them. “There were female pirates like Anne Bonny and Mary Reade. They caused a tremendous stir in the world in the 1720s.
 
Huffington Post
Tue, 02 Sep 2014 12:54:31 -0700

This August, LEGO introduced the limited edition Research Institute set, complete with three female scientists, and this August it sold out, creating an uproar online about the lack of well-rounded female representation in the Lego world and how it ...
 
Ad-Hoc-News (Pressemitteilung)
Fri, 19 Sep 2014 07:37:30 -0700

9 Female Pirates You Should Know. When you think of pirates, you're likely picturing bearded buccaneers or peg-legged scalawags with names like Blackbeard, Barbarossa, and Calico Jack. While most pirates were men, there were women in these ranks of ...
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