This section of the Raised Quiverfull Project showcases the participants’ responses to four questions regarding gender, large families, expectations, and responsibilities. If you would like to read the questions and answers to these four questions in one document, click here.
1) How many siblings did you grow up with? Did responsibilities in your family differ by gender, with the girls having certain chores and the boys having others? Explain.
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2) If you were an older daughter, do you feel that you were expected to play “mother” for your younger siblings? Explain.
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3) In what ways were boys and girls in your family expected to dress or act differently from each other? Were there certain things it was appropriate for girls to do but not boys, and vice versa?
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4) In what ways were boys and girls in your family raised differently vocationally (i.e., the boys pushed toward careers and the girls pushed toward homemaking)? How did this play out as you came of age (apprenticeship, college, staying home, etc.)?
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