And sometimes there are attempts to settle and contribute how they know how to but literally they are banned from communities if not kicked out of countries entirely. They are treated like second class citizens regardless of where they go. I've known some who try to get legit jobs but can't because they're not allowed to work in this or that country due to who they are. This show is not a realistic view of the cultural realities at all.
It's just not that simple. I've met numerous women and children in this culture. Likely in more oppressed parts of this culture. As a feminist I respect their life they live. It works for them and it was quite obvious to me when I spent time with these folks. It's traditional and it's not something I would choose but again I would never choose to be a housewife in the majority culture either. If what they are doing is degrading to women then logic follows that all women who are stay at home moms and housewifes is degrading which is just not true. That's what these women do.
Amish, Hutterites, Mennonites and so on are not known for educating their children very far in school and the women are often subserviant to men. There are also some questionable cultural practices in these cultures too. Yet you'd be hard pressed to find many people in the US start criticizing these cultures. If they were skewed by a "Big Fat Amish wedding" show which only presented their most negative traits from the worst representatives of the culture then yeah there probably would be a bunch of dismay around it.
I would certainly hope that people would look around and realize that is who they picked for this show. It would be like someone watching the Beverly Hillbillies or Jersey Shore and thinking we all behave like that because we're all from the US. We know that's not true.