The Null Device

Secret histories: There's a new book out about the fascinating history of women sailors in centuries past:
When she grew up she married a sailor and went to sea. Soon she left her husband for the infamous pirate Jack Rackam, whose crew she joined, dressed as a man. She then conceived a passion for another crewman, and confessed her sex to him. Sadly, he turned out to be a woman too, Mary Read . . .

(via RobotWisdom)

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