Women's group mixes up Somalian and Caribbean pirates

05/6/2013 | Talking Points Memo

A former hostage of Somalian pirates who talked about his traumatic experience found that his audience contained a group of women outfitted with eye patches and cutlasses. The group had mistakenly believed Colin Darch to be an expert in historical pirates, rather than the modern-day African bandits. "I think they were worried I might be a bit upset that they were trivializing it, but I thought it was funny," Darch says.

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