Can women become pirates?

The history knows a couple of famous women, who were pirates. The first one, Maria Read, is known of the fact that she joined the cavalry in men disguise. Pretending to be a man, she had been working on the ships. One day, and it happened after Read’s husband death, she was kidnapped by pirates… and she never left them. If not the other famous pirate woman – Anne Bonny, who flirted with Maria thinking that she’s a young handsome man - Maria would never admit her sex!