Actually yes, depended on the ship or whatever but they most definately had articles concerning running the ship.
Originally Posted by Bondurant
- Pirates are Emporio Armani models, they have hipster beards, cool haircuts and fancy clothes. Some of them also have shaved chests.
- Women are strong and independant, they can do whatever they want and because gender equality was really important amongst pirates back then.
There were a few but they were the exception and of those they were the captains wives. Its PC.
Many pirates in the Carribean were black and they had the same rights as any other pirate of the day including several black pirate captains.
- Black people are well respected because pirates are gender equal AND progressive too !
A mulatto amongst Stede Bonnet’s crew had a confrontation with a white sailor who refused to sign the articles of agreement. After cursing the man, the black pirate wondered “why I did not go to the pump and work among the rest, and told me that was my Business and that I should be used as a Negroe.” (Kinkor, 199) Captain Bonnet overheard the exchange and concurred with the pirate – a man was either a sea rover or a slave, regardless of his color or status.