Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Christopher Columbus' Settlers Demanded Pre-Teen Sex Slaves

Dylan Matthews posted on Vox "9 reasons Christopher Columbus was a murderer, tyrant, and scoundrel: Why do we even celebrate Columbus Day?" (Oct 12, 2015). And what was the eighth reason?
8) Settlers under Columbus sold 9- and 10-year-old girls into sexual slavery 
This one he admitted himself in a letter to Doña Juana de la Torre, a friend of the Spanish queen: "There are plenty of dealers who go about looking for girls; those from nine to ten are now in demand, and for all ages a good price must be paid."

Here's an excerpt from Columbus' letter to Doña Juana de la Torre via Boyd's Christopher Columbus, His Life, His Work, His Remains, Vol. 2: As Revealed by Original Printed and Manuscript Records:


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