1. BEATEN

    ‘Feminist and the Cowboy’ Author Abused

    WASHINGTON - SEPTEMBER 5:  (L-R) Presenters Soledad O'Brian, Daisy Fuentes, Judy Reyes, Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez and Cristina Saralegui attend the Hispanic Heritage Awards at the Kennedy Center September 5, 2003 in Washington, DC.  (Photo by Stephen J. Boitano/Getty Images)

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    A controversial new memoir by author Alisa Valdes, extoling the virtues of embracing femininity and renouncing anti-male feminism, has been updated with unfortunate news. On Wednesday, the Feminist and the Cowboy author posted on her blog that she had broken up with her masculine ranch-manager boyfriend because he had abused her. The post was susequently taken down, but apparently Valdes is still sticking with her newfound anti-feminist viewpoint, writing, “Feminism stole my womanhood.”

    Read it at The Atlantic