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Dear Ann Landers,
A reader recently complained about the markings on plus-size clothing. My complaint is the location of the plus-size departments. Over half of all women in North America wear size 14 and up, but the stores find the furthest point available to display these garments. The size 2s are always by the door and hit you in the eye when you enter. When a large woman sees how small they are, she becomes depressed. I am 5 foot 10 and need plus sizes to accommodate my height. I refuse to hide in the corners when I shop, so now I buy clothes through catalogs that make us Big Mamas feel attractive. Don't print my name, Ann, just sign me -- Big Mama from Chicago

Dear Big Mama,
Although I'm a Little Mama, I'm with you. Here's your letter. I hope somebody listens.

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