Just last week, Alisa Valdes' memoir The Feminist and the Cowboy hit bookshelves (and three weeks ago we addressed the anti-feminist nature of the book, a sad departure for Valdes author of The Dirty Girls' Social Club). Today, Valdes has basically disavowed the thesis statement of the entire memoir in a blog post that has since been removed—at her agent's behest, she told Salon in an email—confessing that "cowboy" Steve was actually a verbally and physically abusive shitbag and she feels really terrible about the whole thing. They've split, thank God.
Kinja is in read-only mode. We are working to restore service.