We're Talking About Cowgirl Politicians, Modern Family, and Oprah's Big Secret

We're Talking About Cowgirl Politicians, Modern Family, and Oprah's Big Secret

The XX Factor
What Women Really Think
Jan. 24 2011 1:20 PM

We're Talking About Cowgirl Politicians, Modern Family, and Oprah's Big Secret

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- Sarah Palin , Gabrielle Giffords ... Annie Oakley ? What is America's obsession with the rootin' tootin' female politician ? [ New York Times ]

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- At 4 p.m. today Oprah will reveal her big secret that "shook her to the core." What is it? [ CBS News ]

- In the wake of the shooting of a close friend, Kirsten Gillibrand may be an upcoming political heavyweight. [ Daily Beast ]

- What does Modern Family say about modern families ? [ New York Times ]

- Patricia Marx wanted a high-end lifestyle, so she decided to rent it . [ The New Yorker ]

- Over the holiday months, Scotland had a painfully high level of domestic abuse - approximately 154 cases reported per day. [ BBC News ]

- Women in Pennsylvania have alleged that abortions performed by Dr. Kermit Gossnell left them sterile and near death . [ AP ]

Photograph of Oprah by Frazer Harrison for Getty Images.