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

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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 ]

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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.

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