Chapter 5: Christian Patriarchy Lite: TLC’s 19 Kids and Counting

by Christy Ellen Mesaros-Winckles

The patriarchal gender roles enacted on TLC’s 19 Kids and Counting by Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar normalize a Quiverfull theology of unlimited childbearing that had previously been marginal in evangelical Christianity for an audience of female viewers.

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