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The Best Bitch Slaps in Telenovela History

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Abismo de Pasión’s Head-Spinning Slap

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Three epic slaps makes this the most scandalous moment in recent telenovela history.

Amor Bravío’s Wild Showdown

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There are two things Latina’s are overprotective of: family and their home. So, when you overstay your welcome, prepare to be bitch slapped (if you can’t wait for the action, jump to the 1:30 marker).

La Gata’s Nonstop Slapping

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There were too many awesome fights and slaps throughout this soap opera to pick just one. So, here’s a quick compilation. Sit back and enjoy.

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Por Siempre Mi Amor’s Vengeance Carousel 

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After being locked up in mental institution by her jaded lover, Isabela regains her freedom and proceeds to slap the living daylights out of each of her nemesis.

Maria la del Barrio’s Malvina Moment

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Who can forget Maria’s face-to-face standoff with Malvina? She put that wicked lady in her place, but no one will ever forget…

Soraya’s Insane Meltdown

“Que haces besando a la lisiada?” It’s the scene that keeps on giving. Keep those memes coming, we love them.

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Rubí’s Match

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Rubí finally met her match in Sonia. Watch as the two go toe-to-toe in this bitch slapping fest that includes a dip in a pool.

Mujeres Engañadas’s Tutorial for the Mega Slap

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Laura Leon is the queen of slaps. She mastered her skills in telenovelas like El Premio Mayor, Dos Mujeres un Camino and Mujeres Engañadas. If you’ve ever been cheated on, here’s how to rip your man’s face apart.

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6 Myths Latinas Can’t Live Down Thanks to Stereotypes on TV

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6 Myths Latinas Can’t Live Down Thanks to Stereotypes on TV

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Latina roles in the media haven’t changed since… well, since there were roles for Latinas in the media. Although Latinas are more than deserving of their time on TV, these roles have perpetuated the stereotypes and stigma for the entire Latina population.

The roles that portray us as exotic, hypersexual, voluptuous, ultra-feminine, spanish-speaking or submissive run rampant in the media — think the likes of Sofía Vergara, Roselyn Sanchez and Lupe Ontiveros — and are similar to how Latinas are perceived in real life.

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In her article “6 Harmful Myths About Sex and Latinas,” poet and writer Erika Sanchez says the affects go further than that, “Unfortunately, this pigeon-hole doesn’t only affect the way others perceive us, it also influences the way we view ourselves. Even knowing that these portrayals are ridiculous, some of us may also fall into the trap. The media is that powerful.”

And those established roles leave no room for roles about real Latinas, especially from the LGBT community.

Read more about these long-standing myths from Salon here.

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