Whether you were a man or a woman, if you were a pirate then your sentence would be quite unpleasant: a death by hanging.
That's why she and she fought so desperately in their final battle. With their rifles firing, their cutlasses twirling, and a constant war cry coming from their mouths, they stained themselves in blood. They fought like women possessed.
Incidentally, their captain and fellow crew members only called themselves pirates. They enjoyed robbing others, but lacked the resolve to be robbed from themselves.
Shutting themselves away in the ship's hold, they shivered in fear with faces reminiscent of sobbing stray dogs.
There were only two pirates aboard the Calico Jack, Mary Read and Anne Bonny.