The XX Factor

We’re Talking About: Peggy Orenstein’s Book, Amy Chua’s Daughter, and Gay Parents in the South

Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother author Amy Chua ‘s daughter responded to the negative press about her mother in an open letter to “Tiger Mom.” [ New York Post ]

The South is not known as a region open to homosexual people, but gay families are finding the South to be a very welcoming home. [ New York Times ]

Oprah says she considered suicide after becoming pregant at age 14. [ Jezebel ]

Peggy Orenstein ‘s new book about gendered marketing to children, Cinderella Ate My Daughter , has been released. [ Reel Girl ]

The anonymous author of the Washington, D.C., novel O has asked other writers to keep quiet to reporters about it. [ New York Times ]

MTV’s version of the British television show Skins is being called “the most dangerous show for children” … and it’s also really awful. [ The Hairpin ]

Photograph of Oprah by Frazer Harrison for Getty Images.