The Week the Women LeftPosted: August 15, 2012
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.