Ragen Chastain and the missing workout clothes…

At least when Ragen dedicated Sundays on her main blog to ‘marathon’ training, we had a glimmer of hope to learn about her training.  It’s been a week since she dropped the ironfat.com bombshell.  And all we heard was bitching and moaning.  A post about haters.  And a post about how hard and expensive it is to find workout gear for fat people.  Let’s address the clothing, shall we?

Ragen, there is no market for workout clothes for the morbidly obese.  If there were, don’t you think the people behind Target, Kmart, Walmart, Sears etc, would have exploited that?  Wouldn’t you agree that those companies have HUGE marketing, sales, research and development teams?   I think so.  So when you can’t find ‘workout’ clothes in your size, let’s just agree that the market isn’t there.   And you would have to be a special kind of stupid to think that if there were a market for that, the leading retailers in the US wouldn’t be there supply it.

So let’s move on to the niche market.  Since you have been the turnaround CEO for a multi-million dollar conglomerate, this business should be a piece of cake for you. Right?  So why haven’t you started it?  Seriously – as one of the most vocal members of the FA Movement, this should be a walk in the park for you, no?  So why haven’t you?  I have a few theories…

A) you are full of shit about your credentials

B) you are full of shit about your credentials

C) you are full of shit about your credential or/

D) you were actually telling the truth about your credential but are smart enough to know that there simply is no market for workout clothing for the morbidly obese

Personally, I am going to go with A, B & C.   Because after years of blogging about Fat Activism, even you couldn’t figure out how to charge the same for plus sized t-shirts.

P.S.  For those of you wondering what a ‘turn-around CEO of a multi million dollar conglomerate’ means?  A little googling tells me that Steve Jobs was considered a ‘turn-around CEO.”  Other companies that show up with you google ‘turnaround CEO?’  Best Buy, American Apparel, Hertz, the Pope.  Numerous searches of Ragen and her past employment have never turned up anything more than her failed businesses.  As much as I hate to link back to myself because that seems lazy, these claims were debunked here


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