If I’m in a thriving civilisation, I actually prefer to be a guy. I can focus on getting stuff the town needs without having to constantly worry about babies (obviously I’ll help out, but it’s more convenient for the girls to deal with). When I am a female, especially if we’re starting out, I’ll encourage my sons to look for iron while my daughters stay in the village and farm. I will also always try to save my babies, regardless of their gender because sometimes the boys can be equally, if not even more helpful than the girls. Ironically, I always seem to have babies at the worst time possible. I once had to juggle between feeding my daughter so she didn’t starve, sitting on a horse so it didn’t run away and occasionally feeding myself until my daughter turned three. Then I gave her directions to the village (she ended up going to the bell instead and made it).