'Wife Swap' to include Massena woman

A farm wife from Massena, Ia., who eats raw meat and 20 raw eggs a day will trade places with a well to-do mom from San Francisco who believes in social hierarchy on the Feb. Full Story
IA MOM

Cleveland, OH

#1 Feb 19, 2007
I am so sorry, this is not IA beliefs. That was soo gross. That family needs to have their kids taken away.
A REAL farm wife

Gettysburg, SD

#2 Feb 19, 2007
OMG!!! This was sooo freaky and sooo not representative of typical Midwestern farm life. This crazy woman and her kook of a husband are doing a horrible diservice to their children. It may be ok to live that way as adults but I am not certain if it is even legal to allow children to be raised in that type of enviroment. Filthy, dirty, being fed potentially harmful food and zero formal education. It really makes me wonder what will happen to those kids after they have spent years of being brainwashed with this BS. And what was going on with her teeth--eeww, gross!
Iowa and our reputation

United States

#3 Feb 19, 2007
With all of the work that the governor and the state officials do to present Iowa in a different light and to make other states actually see Iowa as it really is....not uneducated and backward. I feel this show was very harmful to our states reputation. I have lived in Iowa my whole life and I have never met anyone like the freaks that represented our state in the wife swap program. This was harmful, degrading and repulsive. Our state deserves an apology from this program. I would think Gov. Culver would be outraged!!!!! I know I am.
Southwest Iowa resident

New Market, IA

#4 Feb 20, 2007
Whatever was paid to these self-sustaining freaks was a waste of money. They will never represent the people of southwest Iowa. There are KOOKS in every closet and you found ours. I'm afraid the children are already lost due to the brainwashing they receive 24 hours a day. They are a little ahead of the cavemen and a little behind the rest of the world.
Boston Mom

AOL

#5 Feb 20, 2007
Very disturbed family, The son definetly has some serious anger issues, I was disgusted!!!!!!!!!!
secretsubscriber

New York, NY

#6 Feb 21, 2007
I don't see any of the people on this show as representative of any state or region, especially when they live such an extreme existence. Not all city dwellers are as shallow or pretentious as the other set of parents. There are quite a few though as I'm sure there are a few more crazies in the Midwest, but only fools would think that everyone in IA eats raw meat just because of this show.
Iowa and our reputation wrote:
With all of the work that the governor and the state officials do to present Iowa in a different light and to make other states actually see Iowa as it really is....not uneducated and backward. I feel this show was very harmful to our states reputation. I have lived in Iowa my whole life and I have never met anyone like the freaks that represented our state in the wife swap program. This was harmful, degrading and repulsive. Our state deserves an apology from this program. I would think Gov. Culver would be outraged!!!!! I know I am.
secretsubscriber

New York, NY

#7 Feb 21, 2007
We should also remember that "reality" tv shows tend to focus oddities and conflicts. That tends to augment those qualities and distort reality. I always forget that as I'm watching one of these shows.
pam

Massena, NY

#8 Jun 28, 2013
No way was this person from northern ny , its to small of a town and not lots of farms so everybody would know about it come on .
amw

New York, NY

#9 Aug 7, 2013
Wife swap on
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