Secret Lives of Women 2005 | TV Show Watchlist
A reality series profiling women with unusual, and often surprising, lifestyles and interests.
Premiered: December 13, 2005
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In America, the term "Domestic Abuse" is typically associated with a victimized woman mercilessly beaten by an overbearing husband. But more than one third of all DA victims are male. Join us for an inside look at domestic abuse - from a very different angle.
Take an unvarnished look at the Fundamentalist Church of Latter-Day Saints, or FLDS. We'll show you America's largest and most powerful cult through the eyes of the women who have escaped its grip and the law enforcement officials working to fight it. We will examine the machinery of polygamy to discover how thousands of women and children are subjugated by the money, corruption and political influence wielded by what some call the American Taliban.
Meet four women who get dirty for a living. Kate has been working in meat processing plants since she was in High School. When she went away to college, she began working at a mom and pop shop, where she quickly became the best skinner and trimmer they had ever seen. Now a married mother, Kate dreams of one day buying that store. Denise, a struggling divorcee, decided to put her childhood farm experience to use, working as a milkmaid and midwife, delivering five to six calves each day. Eileen is the head caretaker at the primate sanctuary in Kentucky, where abandoned, confined or wounded primates are rehabilitated. Yvette, who spent years working odd jobs, found her niche at Emergency Response, a company that specializes in cleaning crime scenes. Yvette started there as a secretary, and soon found herself on the scene, where she feels her help is essential in the coping process of victims and their families.
Meet Quiverfull moms, women with as many as 18 children who are part of a grassroots movement among evangelical Christians based on the idea that children are a gift from God. The belief system's name is borrowed from Psalm 127, which reads, “Like arrows in the hands of a warrior are sons born in one’s youth. Blessed is the man whose quiver is full of them.” Quiverfull moms avoid birth control, home school their children and allow their husbands to make all family decisions. Meet two Quiverfull moms, as well as a woman who decided to opt out of the movement. We’ll also talk with Kathryn Joyce, a leading expert on Quiverfull women, to learn more about the religious aspects of the movement.
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- Premiered: December 13, 2005
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- Premise: A reality series profiling women with unusual, and often surprising, lifestyles and interests. (more)