The Week the Women Left

Tonight was the premiere of lifetime channel’s “The week the women left”. Unfortunately, I was only able to stomach it for about 30 minutes. What a piece of dog-shit. From what I watched, I think the point lifetime was trying to make was overshadowed by how dysfunctional most of these homes are to begin with. So, men who have full time jobs or have never had any type of job or responsibility now have the sole responsibility of managing a house/family. These men who earn the money the family makes now have full responsibility of caring for WAAAAAAAAAY over entitled children.  The same children that the MOTHER- and let’s be fair, if you’re going to blame the men for being incompetent fathers, let’s be fair and hold the mom’s accountable for the shitty children they’re created. Before mom even left, I KNEW that one dad was in BIG trouble. His daughter (about 8) is an absolute demon. What a telling picture as to how women have been cheated and how AWFUL a lot American parents have become.     

Case in point:

One young man is a 21 year old fireman. He’s decided he wants he wants to propose to his gf. Well, his mom has an absolute hissy fit. “HOW DARE HE NOT ASK MY PERMISSION!!!!” or something to that effect. Now, admittedly, dude lives at home with him and he IS only 21. However, dude bought a ring, has a stable job, and wants to get married. Well mom and dad RAIL on him for his decision. But it’s apparent that mom’s upset because she’s “not ready to let him go yet.” Sad sad sad.

These 2 examples simply made me sick. But this point I had made it through 30 minutes, but I was done. I couldn’t watch anymore. But I had a few question. Firstly, I wonder how many examples of the household working WELL, did they NOT show. Was EVERY house a train-wreck? Somehow I doubt it. Lifetime is primarily a channel for women, so I doubt the average American soccer mom feminist career empowered woman wants to see a man actually succeed when they remove his wife for a WEEK!!!!!!!


I think it’s pretty obvious that the show’s premise is to prove that a man just can’t maintain the family if his wife isn’t around. But I guarantee the man that DID do just fine didn’t make it to air. The way I see it, most of the houses were grossly dysfunctional anyway but what I love is how the women get shuttled off to a week at a resort in Florida.

They did show clips of the kids having shit fits and crying, “I MISS MOMMY!!!!! I MISS MOMMY!!!!” and then showed the women crying how “I miss my family.”-whilst crying. I’d LOVE for lifetime to do a spin-off where in the same town, they send the MEN away for a week to relaxing resort. But do you think that’s going to happen? I’ll TRY and watch the premiere again, but don’t hold your breath.

34 Comments on “The Week the Women Left”

  1. Vicomte says:

    That show would run until someone saw a spider, at which point the town would declare a state of emergency and evacuate.

    Firefighter is a tough job to get, never mind for a 21 year-old.

  2. DJ Lynn says:

    The show is an experiment as to how much women do and men take it for granted. The 21 year old is the fire chief…most of these men do work jobs and come home to have meals ready for them, clean house, laundry done… While holding down jobs themselves.. That is the experiment. Now the men will have to walk in the shoes of the women and do it all. Now it is the women who know what role they are walking into with these men…but at some point it would be nice to have a partner in relationship and not just be expected to cook, clean, take care of kids, work an outside job, while the man works one job..

    • dannyfrom504 says:

      Didn’t watch the while thing.

      But what I did watch have me a sense of suggesting men are useless w/o women. And you have to admit. The 2 families I mentioned seemed pretty dysfunctional.

      Sent from my iPhone

    • ASF says:

      I do this every year. Cook, clean, work a full time job and take care of my kid (daycare during work hours). Cleaning does not take that much time, assuming you do not have asinine standards. Optionally, hiring a cleaner to come twice a month is about $200-$250/month. Not that expensive. Frankly, cooking also doesn’t take that long, if you stick to simple and easy to prepare things. Children often want to eat the same thing every evening, and assuming it’s healthy (which it is), I never bother getting creative.

      Laundry? Please. Put it in the washer, hit go. Come back 40 minutes later, put it in the dryer. Come back 40 minutes later, put it in the clothes basket you brought it down in. The hardest part is the folding. We are not in the 1950’s, where everything has to be hard manual labor.

      Oh woe is woman. Women have one thing that they have always taken for granted: the sacredness of motherhood. They will NEVER give it up. It is one of the most powerful cultural forces in any society. Mothers are the standard for parenting. I’d like to see that standard destroyed frankly. Aside from the first 1-2 years of a child’s life, they are not superior. Arguably, only the first 6 months of a child’s life, since that’s the time breast feeding has the largest benefit.

  3. Well who was it that said that it is in the interests of TV companies to push the ‘dysfunctional’ fem-centric agenda…They have done it, now what? Are they proud of the results? I sure hope so, because if not, what was the point of doing it??
    I now see why some people I know don’t even own a TV…
    You did well to hang in there for as much as 30 minutes Danny, lol.

  4. Jacquie says:

    This is one of the main reasons we do not have cable or satellite. We have a television that is probably somewhere around twenty years old and an antenna that gets local stations. I could count on both my hands how many hours I watched it over the past year. This show is meant only to make men look weak and helpless and that women should be treated as princesses. ST is right, it’s just one more way to push the agenda.

    I’m surprised you made it through watching as much as you did, Danny. I don’t think I would have made it as far. And what’s to maintain? Chaos? To me the ‘experiment’ doesn’t show how much women are needed, but instead how even strong men have difficulty cleaning up the huge messes women left behind.

    I agree with you that the men who are the leaders in their home consistently were able to pick up the extra slack and continued to run their homes well. That should be the show. Comparing the results of good leadership and the lack thereof.

    • Suz says:

      “To me the ‘experiment’ doesn’t show how much women are needed, but instead how even strong men have difficulty cleaning up the huge messes women left behind.”

      That’s what I was thinking. Thanks for putting it into words for me!

  5. Jim says:

    Lifetime is women porn. First off what in the hell are you doing watching it and second, why in the hell are you surprised? Of course it’s tilted to show women in a superior light. The are the sheeple that watch that channel and support its advertisers.

    Talk about the firefighter who had to move because he was sitting next to two unaccompanied kids on a Virgin flight. That’s really where this shit is leading to.

    • Jim says:

      Forgot to mention because there is a remote chance he mind be a pedophile. Never mind the rising numbers of female teachers in schools that are having sex with their students.

    • dannyfrom504 says:

      i’m watching it because one of the on-going themes on the blogs are how men are portrayed by the MSM as bumbling, inept, schlubs. this show is yet another that plays on that theme.

      you’re a great example of a single dad doing the best he can despite such adversity for the sake of your daughter.

  6. The Navy Corpsman says:

    With all due respect Danny, it’s more than just bumbling inept schlubs. Men are BAD, womyn are GOOD. There is no intent at establishing equality, it’s about establishing superiority.

    My wife watches that channel a lot. I’ve asked her several times why she does, and she cannot seem to explain it at all. I’ve even sat down and watched it with her a few times, pointing out how men are almost always portrayed as the evil murdering husband (based on a true story!) or the controlling, stalking bastard who ruins the helpless grrls life.

    One time, my wife asked me why men rape women.

    I blew up.

    How the FUCK am I supposed to know what is in a deviant shithead’s mind? That’s like asking her why Susan Smith murdered her two children supposedly to get her divorced husband back.

    This whole social experiment is clearly an attempt at validation, something Spacetraveler pointed out a couple months ago. Don’t hold your breath that Lifetime will offer equal time to an experiment where the men leave for a week… or that Spike TV will. Men would not watch such a silly social engineering TV show.

    By the way, my wife now changes the channel if I sit in the TV room. Which is becoming more and more rare. I’m about to do an Elvis shotgun trick on the TV, just to get her away from the misandry that is modern entertainment.

    The Navy Corpsman

  7. Annie says:

    That sounds like an awful show! Jacquie is totally right, the mothers are responsible for creatings such monsters of children; there’s no way a man can come home after a 10-12 hour work day and undo the mess that those mothers made (nor should he have to).

    And to whoever said men aren’t needed…I call horseshit on that, men are most definitely needed (and wanted), a world without men would totally suck.

    I resent how TV portrays men/fathers; I and my siblings were raised by our father after our mother decided to bail, and he did a fantastic job, 100000 times better than my mother ever would have done; I’m actually grateful that she didn’t want custody of us.

  8. As you know, since you posted my blog link, I watched the entire show and it pissed me off. They made men out to be helpless idiots. And you’re right, the kids were spoiled. Some discipline would have helped.

    I’ve been asking people: “What would have happened had your mother left you to be raised by your father?” Overwhelmingly, people have said, “We would have been just fine.”

  9. Robert says:

    😉 Reminds of a humourous story I read many years ago:

    A wife has to travel for a week, so her husband has to do all the housework by himself. On the day of her return, he looked proudly at the very orderly home, how good he managed this the last week. Suddenly he got frightened and thought: What if she sees that? She will think, I don’t need her any more? …
    So he did his best to generate a total mess. And on return his wife went with a mild smile to cleanup all this mess again, totally convinced, that a man cannot survive without a woman …

    I don’t think, this story would be PC nowadays ;-))

  10. Mark Minter says:

    How about this for an idea. You live alone. When women come over and leave shit behind you throw it in a goldfish bowl or (from Mentu) the Bitch Bin by the fucking door and remind her to take it with her the next time she comes over. After three months max, you next her. You never get married, never live with a women, never have her screaming brats, her bills, that heavy mortgage, nor all the stress she imposes into your life. Your housework is washing your clothes, cleaning your bathroom every couple of weeks, cooking your food (when you actually need to eat at home), you never have any screaming brats to chauffeur around or clean up after or put up with.

    So The Week The Women Leave is then a week of video games, beer bashes with friends, football games, called in pizza, and ……. Frankly, a fucking party.

    That’s my suggestion.

    • dannyfrom504 says:


      I fully plan on living alone. I really do adore women, but sorry. I’m tapping out. I’d rather pass my days tending my tiny farm of crops and animals.

      • Annie says:

        Hey now, there are still plenty of good women in the US and Canada. If not, you can always try Europe or South America 🙂

        Also, I’m sad that you’d make such a comment because one lady would definitely be lucky to be yours.

      • dannyfrom504 says:

        she would. and thank you. but for the most part i’m done. IF i stumble across one…..we’ll see.

        but i’m not holding my breath. i’m perfectly fine on my own.

      • The Navy Corpsman says:

        Keep your options and your eyes open. I do not disagree with your current plan one bit, but you never know what the world might bring to your doorstep.

        Also, while the land down on the bayou is fertile, try to get as much dry acreage as you can, extra dirt means extra food, which may come in very handy in the near future.

        The Navy Corpsman

  11. The Navy Corpsman says:

    Make sure you get a soil test… the local extension agents can tell you where to get the test kit and I think all states will run a test on two samples for free or a low fee. Look for good values of nitrogen, potassium and phosphorus (NKP) which are the top needed nutrients for a good veggie garden. Good calcium (Ca) levels are good for tomatoes, and you don’t want too much clay… heavy soil is a bitch to spade up AND makes root crops like carrots grow badly.

    Fresh water… I cannot emphasize how important a good clean source of water can be. Figure at least ten gallons per hour, annually. You’ll use a lot less in the winter of course, but a dry summer (rare on the bayou, but possible) you’ll be glad of that ten gallons. A big ass cistern/water tank can carry you a LONG time.

    Five acres is enough for you…. but I’d shoot for ten, like I said, extra dirt means extra everything, including space to stretch the legs. Think about a small chicken coop, 50 bucks of lumber gets you free eggs and fried chicken every week, plus the chickens can keep the insects off your veggies. Geese make fantastic intruder alarms, and I don’t need to tell a Louisiana man that ducks are easy to raise and taste incredible.

    Gawd, I’m drooling at the thought of wild duck l’orange. Haven’t had a wild duck in 30 years. I may come for a visit, first hunting season after you’re settled in… I’m still pretty good with my 870 Wingmaster.

    Teach the dog now, not to chase your poultry and you’ll never have trouble with him when he is grown. If he has any retriever in him, forget it…. retriever genes are too strong, they’ll ALWAYS chase birds. It’s in their blood.

    I’m not even going to ask how you’re planning to deal with hurricanes. If you have any questions about homesteading, lemme know, I can probably find the answer if I don’t know it right off.

    The Navy Corpsman

  12. twentyfour8 says:

    My wife was in the hospital for 3 weeks. This was back when we were both working full-time, she’s a SAHM now. I’d been unhappy with how things were going as I felt that’d been doing most of the house-work, grocery shopping, laundry, helping with homework, you name it. So she’s out of the house for 3 weeks, and it turns out I was right. I was doing almost everything. The only thing that was different really was that I got a babysitter to stay with our 2 boys a couple times a week so I could go exercise after work. Before I would get up early at 4:30 and be at the Y by 5:00 am. then come home and take my 8 year old to school. Couldn’t leave them (ages 4 and 8) in the house alone, so had to switch my schedule around.
    Her excuse for not helping more was that she was working 55+ hours a week. Everybody else in her position seemed to get the job done in 40 ( I used to work there), so not a very good excuse.
    Even though she’s at home, I’m still doing most of everything. She’s gotten a little better with laundry, but that’s about it. House is still messy, and lots of things left for when I get home. “I thought we could all go to…” and do shit she had all day to do but didn’t.

    • dannyfrom504 says:

      I raised my baby sister with ZERO parental guidance when we had to visit dad during the summer.

      I was in 7th grade and left to fend for myself and keep my sis fed.

      Good on you Brother.

      Kids…..yeah, not sure that’s for me.

  13. The Navy Corpsman says:

    Cool. Remember to keep the billy separate from the nannys, or the milk will smell like him. I still have some friends I keep in touch with, coonasses from WAY back on the bayou country, Lafourche Parish (hope I spelled that right). Some of that land will grow crops so well, you have to jump out of the way before the seed you just planted kicks you in the huevos.

    I’m a firm believer in proven wells BEFORE you buy the land. When we bought this ranch, the seller claimed the house well gave 100 gallons per hour. Not even close. I had to spend an additional 10 grand to drill a new one, but hit the jackpot with an artesian bore that pushes nearly 1200 gallons a day WITHOUT a pump, and the temp of the water is 157 degrees F. This part of Colorado has volcanic activity under it, so there are a number of hot springs and wells that tap into the geothermal. We use it to heat the house and barns, which saves quite a bit of money.

    Consider also some guineafowl, they’re not for eating, but they do a bang-up job killing snakes. If you’re living in cottonmouth country, it’s cheap insurance for your dog. They also serve as alarm birds, although a goose is louder and will drive off dogs and coyotes.

    Are you looking for land south of the river, or more north? If south, I could probably email my bud and ask him if he knows of anything. His maman makes the most incredible jambalaya I ever had the pleasure of, and his cousin owns a shrimp boat. I swear, they eat like kings every day of the week… she made gator tail once, back about 1985, which is still the best meal I have ever eaten.

    The Navy Corpsman

    • dannyfrom504 says:

      Goats- got it.

      Well- I know. Been reading up in that. Water is paramount.

      Birds- will look into it.

      Land- west of Miss River, but Cajun country- southern La.

      I’ll be talking to my family as to where to settle. On the Cajun side….they are VERY industrious. They’ll point me in the right direction.

      But I’m totally homesteading.

      Sent from my iPhone

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