Blessed wrote a post today (on Pink Truth) that while long and at times confusing was still characteristically unbalanced and blown out of proportion. Here is a breakdown…
6 paragraphs… “if only my wife were more like me”
1 transition… “but then life would be boring”
2 paragraphs… “actually we complete each other and I love how different we are”
1 paragraph… “what attracted us to Mary Kay in the first place”
And then this…
“You know the rest. The irony is the MK tragedies suffered by so many different families have such common themes.”
I will insert here, “No, we don’t know the rest”.
1 paragraph… we disagreed about whether MK was good or not and I became viewed as the enemy
1 paragraph… people in MK are no different than those on PT????
2 paragraphs… I objected to MK until my wife agreed with me, but she came to this conclusion partially on her own as well?
And then this…
If you’re a husband still struggling with this curse, strive for convergence. Seek convergence more than some type of victory. Continue to object but do so with compassion and empathy. Ensure your objections are supportive, but continuous. Avoid expressions of anger in favor of sharing your observations objectively, calmly.
As near as I can tell the biggest complaints offered by anyone on PT are still:
- Front-loading consultants
- Deceptive practices (claiming better income, fake it til you make it, etc)
- Actual earnings vs promoted earnings
- Buying prizes
- Buying levels (directorship, maintaining directorship,
- Complaints about product quality
- Mixing God with business
Now, I am sure that I am missing some here, but at the very least it has been demonstrated that there are consultants and directors (PynkMyst, Shades of Pink, My Pink Truth and others) who are making money, do like the product, were not deceived and do not deceive others. I (and many of my readers) have spoken here about their experience being an overall positive experience. Pink Truth and Blessed (and others) continuously ignore these crucial pieces of testimony and jump straight to blanket statements like “still struggling with this curse” and “this company which purports to “enrich women’s lives” actually exploits women with an unyielding fervor.”
Plain and simple, they have yet to produce any solid evidence that the company exploits women (the entire company as they claim, not parts of the company).
It is clear that SOME people IN the company have exploited other women. It even sounds like some of the people on PT were in the business of exploiting. But the all encompassing accusations that PT has leveled (perpetuated by the likes of Blessed) against Mary Kay are laughably far from proven.
Blessed, in case there is ANY confusion, I have not “poofed” you. I am still waiting for you to tell your story here. What were the specific problems you had in Mary Kay? Why do you feel so adamantly that people can not make money in this business legitimately? I am not interested in your recommended techniques for husbands that want to get their wives out. There is a place for that, and it will certainly gain a place here on my site… eventually. But for now, I am trying to establish valid experiences and evidence or success or failure in Mary Kay.
I wish that Pink Truth would invest the energy they currently give to their hatred of all things Mary Kay in creating a solution to the problems they love pointing out.
The reason I find this post (and others like it) disturbing is that the general assumption given to the reader is that everything he (or others) talk about are supported with hard evidence elsewhere on the site. I know that it might seem ridiculous to invest energy in pointing these things out to the few people that care, but for those people that will benefit from an experience with Mary Kay, I think it is worth it.