Friday, December 27, 2013

Fridays With The Furies Extra

"Anne Bonny and Mary Read were pirates, as renowned for their ruthlessness as for their gender, and during their short careers challenged the sailors’ adage that a woman’s presence on shipboard invites bad luck."

Sculpture by Erik Christianson

Actually I’ve seen this before and I can tell you— it’s because these women were bad ass pirates and when they killed someone they’d expose one or both breasts so that when their victim died, (s)he knew that they were killed by a woman.

The practice of bearing breasts in battle is as old as time. Female samurai used to bare one breast in battle. It’s nothing new.


Debra She Who Seeks said...

And what about the legendary Amazons, who cut one breast off so it wouldn't hinder their archery?

Kal said...

That is hardcore. In the comic series Y The Last Man there is a tribe of girls that do the same.