The early 2000s were like the Wild West when it came to reality shows. There seemed to be an attitude of “anything goes,” and oohhh boy, everything went.
Women were, by far, the most likely to be exploited in these types of shows.
And when it came to reality competition shows, women were often degraded, exploited, and publicly humiliated in order to get people watching.
And whether the women involved in these shows were okay with it or not, it still happened, and we still all watched.