The XX Factor

We’re Talking About: Big Clothing, Big Kids, and Hugh Hefner’s Fan Club

-The explanation for a scarcity of plus-size fashion is more complicated than sizeism. [ New York Times ]

-The 10 worst moments of 2010 for women in politics. [ Jezebel ]

-Senator Blanche Lincoln fights for funding to help end childhood obesity . [ Politico ]

-A new report shows that health care reform will be especially beneficial for women . [ Washington Post ]

-A laudatory film about Hugh Hefner glosses over his more questionable influences on culture. [ Salon ]

Photograph of clothes hangers by Chris Jackson/Getty Images.