Female exodus leaves men to their own vices
A new reality-ish show on CBC will look at what happens when the women of a 750-person rural town leave for a week to let the men to fend for themselves.
To be fair, they should also do the opposite show, where the men take off and leave women to do everything. Except what about gay couples? Would they have to leave it all up to their cat, Doug?
EDMONTON - Canadians will soon find what would happen if all the gals in a rural Alberta town vamoosed and left the guys to fend for themselves.
The Week the Women Went, a Paperny Films production, premieres on CBC Television Monday at 8 p.m.
The eight-part reality series, filmed in Alberta last summer, reveals how men in the village of Hardisty - population 750 - cope without women to run the show at home and take care of the kids.
About 85 per cent of the town's women participated in the social experiment and spent a luxurious week at a Canmore resort. Meanwhile, the gents were forced to juggle their jobs with household responsibilities and child-rearing duties.
The program includes intimate video diaries and candid footage from both the men and the women, and explores what the men yearn for in their spouses' absence.
Hardisty is 170 kilometres southeast of Edmonton.