In the news: The reality behind The Week the Women Went

From Belinda Leach in the Globe and Mail:

  • womenwent3A reality check on rural women
    “The not-quite-reality CBC TV series The Week the Women Went removes all the women from a small rural town for just one week, then watches how the men cope. Last year, it was Hardisty, Alta. In the new season, which begins on Jan. 21, it’s Tatamagouche, N.S. The program may be four parts soap opera, but taking women away from their families and communities reveals the often invisible work that rural women do.” Read more.

Photo: The women weather the storm as they exit Tatamagouche and prepare for a week of pampering. (Pictured Barb McCallum)