"Introverts, man. We’re weird sometimes. Like, “I love you, but I need to go over here by myself right now.”"
"While I was in the boat, I captured a very beautiful Carib woman, whom the said Lord Admiral gave to me. When I had taken her to my cabin she was naked—as was their custom. I was filled with a desire to take my pleasure with her and attempted to satisfy my desire. She was unwilling, and so treated me with her nails that I wished I had never begun. But—to cut a long story short—I then took a piece of rope and whipped her soundly, and she let forth such incredible screams that you would not have believed your ears. Eventually we came to such terms, I assure you, that you would have thought that she had been brought up in a school for whores."
Christopher Columbus, a very detailed account of rape found in a letter to a childhood friend (via northeasternpromises-nj)
American Hero, Explorer of Women and Countries