Bold in Her Breeches: Women Pirates Across the Ages

The world of piracy has traditionally been seen as the preserve of men This book reveals the extent to which women have been involved in piracy, skulduggery and seafaring over the centuries This book is divided into several parts.
Bold in Her Breeches Women Pirates Across the Ages The world of piracy has traditionally been seen as the preserve of men This book reveals the extent to which women have been involved in piracy skulduggery and seafaring over the centuries This book

  • Title: Bold in Her Breeches: Women Pirates Across the Ages
  • Author: Jo Stanley
  • ISBN: 9780044409700
  • Page: 295
  • Format: Paperback
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    1 thought on “Bold in Her Breeches: Women Pirates Across the Ages”

    1. I'm pretty sure this was someone's dissertation - scholarly as hell, but not entertaining. In other words, there's a bit too much conjecture about phallic women, and not enough PIRATES!

    2. Jo Stanley’s Bold in Her Breeches is a book about women pirates that aims to tackle this subject in some depth. It puts piracy in a context of pirates interacting with communities ashore in a variety of ways – in some cases exploitative, in others co-operative and supportive. And it puts women pirates in a context of women being involved in piracy in many different ways – as wives, as prostitutes, as victims, as merchant sailors, as businesswomen. It looks at women s both victims of violen [...]

    3. A history of female pirates faces formidable challenges: career criminals tends to be systematically sensationalized and mythologized, pirates were overwhelmingly from a socio-economic class virtually ignored by traditional historians, and the doings -- or even presence -- of women is likewise ignored by many historical sources. A handful of female pirates left a verifiable history by being caught and tried, and perhaps just two -- Grace O'Malley, the "Pirate Queen of Ireland" and Cheng I Sao -- [...]

    4. I consider myself a feminist, but the liberal amount of assumptions about women and men that were grandiously made throughout this book with little to back it up with got on my last nerves. In fact, the extreme ends this author went to actually came off as patronising, ignorant, and reverse sexist!There needed to be less bias, and more history, less assumption and more truth, less long-winded justifications and mass generalisations about women and menOh yeahd not to mentionWRITE ABOUT PIRATE LAD [...]

    5. Written by feminist historians, this book is an introduction to the few known female pirates, spanning both history and geography. With chapters on figures of myth from ancient Greece and Denmark, real historical women like Grace O'Malley, Anne Bonny and Mary Read, and Cheng I Sao (and the myths that surrounded them) and even pirates in the twentieth century, Stanley and her contributors set out to prove that piracy was not just a man's world. Each chapter weaves together both historical fact an [...]

    6. Avast ye! Women Pirates Did Exist!!!I had never heard of women pirates. I had never learned about them in school. I’ve never read about one in a history book. It was easy for me to assume that women pirates, seemingly, never existed. That is until I happened across this title: Bold in Her Breeches: Women Pirates Across the Ages. “Women Pirates!!!!” my mind was screaming at me. Why had no one ever told me about them? Oh, of course! It’s because we’ve lived in a patriarchal world for tho [...]

    7. It seems to be a good overview of the concept of women pirates and their individual stories, or at least how much we do know about each individual pirate, since there are very few records to be found on them. This is more directed towards a popular audience but each chapter does include a great deal of notes and sources as to where she acquired the information. Jo Stanley is a radical cultural worker who has compiled a variety of material usually about women's work and representation. The main c [...]

    8. In looking for a historical non-fiction account of the lives of women pirates, I came across this title after a short search. There isn't much to add after the other reviews: The novel gave an account for each of the best known women pirates while pointing out several of the myths and fallacies that exist within each. Informative, but at times the author tended to roam on a personal tandem. The author's constant claims at being a feminist became a distraction and occasionally sexist in her own r [...]

    9. Author Jo Stanley & others search for the truth about women pirates amidst all of the myths & legends surrounding them. My thoughts: Not so much women pirate sword fighting that you would expect; that's more of legend. The women pirates are more likely to be disguised cabin boys than pirate queens. Still a very interesting read, and great for those excited about pirates.

    10. Not very interesting - basically because almost nothing is known about women pirates! This is one of the rare books that I didn't finish. It bored me totally.

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