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Why everything you know about wolf packs is wrong
Mech explains, his studies of wild wolves have found that wolves live in families: two parents along with their younger cubs. Wolves do not have an innate sense of rank; they are not born leaders or born followers. The "alphas" are simply what we would call in any other social group "parents."
wolf  alpha  false  family  science 
10 weeks ago by Quercki
Oakland organization celebrates 40 years of prison policy reform and legal advocacy | Oakland North
LSPC was originally founded as an organization for women who were in prison. “Legal Services for Prisoners with Children was originally the Network of Women in Prison,” said communications coordinator Mark Fujiwara. “The original focus was on a small population of women who were overlooked, underserved and unnoticed, women who had families. Over time the organization made the decision to help incarcerated people instead of just women.”

There were three guest speakers at the gala: Journalist Mark Hill of BET News, Vonya Quarles, the executive director of Starting Over Inc., and Michelle Alexander, author of the book The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness. Each spoke about the work they’re doing to advocate for alternatives to prison and the idea that it is not the only form of punishment that can be used.

Mark Hill, in particular, spoke about abolishing prisons and creating a new way for the justice system to respond when someone has done something wrong. “We have to get rid of this idea that justice means punishment. Our idea is that justice means punishment and for too many of us punishment means confinement.
prison  Oakland  justice  family  children 
october 2018 by Quercki
I’m an environmental journalist, but I never write about overpopulation. Here’s why. - Vox
Female empowerment is the most effective carbon mitigation strategy
The first way to look at population is as a pure numbers game. More people means more consumers and more emitters, so the thing to do is slow the rise of population. Specifically, since most of the new people are going to come from poor or developing countries, the question is specifically how to slow population growth there.

Luckily, we know the answer. It is family planning that enables women to have only children they want and choose, and education of girls, giving them access to income opportunities outside the home. We know that women, given the resources and the choice, will opt for smaller families.
climatechange  solution  culture  population  family  Planned_Parenthood 
october 2017 by Quercki
Download the National Statistics Domestic Violence Fact Sheet

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On average, nearly 20 people per minute are physically abused by an intimate partner in the United States. During one year, this equates to more than 10 million women and men.1
1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men have been victims of [some form of] physical violence by an intimate partner within their lifetime.1
1 in 4 women and 1 in 7 men have been victims of severe physical violence by an intimate partner in their lifetime.1
1 in 7 women and 1 in 18 men have been stalked by an intimate partner during their lifetime to the point in which they felt very fearful or believed that they or someone close to them would be harmed or killed.1
On a typical day, there are more than 20,000 phone calls placed to domestic violence hotlines nationwide.9
The presence of a gun in a domestic violence situation increases the risk of homicide by 500%.10
Intimate partner violence accounts for 15% of all violent crime.2
Women between the ages of 18-24 are most commonly abused by an intimate partner.2
19% of domestic violence involves a weapon.2
Domestic victimization is correlated with a higher rate of depression and suicidal behavior.2
Only 34% of people who are injured by intimate partners receive medical care for their injuries.2
1 in 5 women and 1 in 71 men in the United States has been raped in their lifetime.1
Almost half of female (46.7%) and male (44.9%) victims of rape in the United States were raped by an acquaintance. Of these, 45.4% of female rape victims and 29% of male rape victims were raped by an intimate partner.11
domestic_violence  rape  murder  statistics  men  abuse  family 
april 2017 by Quercki
Kate Hilpern investigates what makes some men murder their own children | Society | The Guardian
However, while females make up just 5% of perpetrators today, Donald West, now retired professor in criminology at the University of Cambridge, stresses that from 1948 to 1962, that figure was 40%. "The fall occurred in the late 60s, around the same time as the fall in suicide of women generally," he says, explaining that women have a strong tendency to go for passive forms of killing and there became fewer ways of achieving that.

It is also doubtless significant that in the post-war years women had less control over their own lives. With the war over and the men back home, there was little need for them to be out of the house. Most were stuck at home, many felt powerless and lots became depressed. It is surely no coincidence that the drop in numbers occurred in the 60s - a time that saw huge strides in female liberation, as well as new approaches to depression and mental health. Better treatments and therapy became available which women have been more likely to take advantage of.
family  gender  murder  crime  violence 
may 2009 by Quercki
Family Health History - Welcome
* Enter your family health history.
* Create drawings of your family health history to share with family or health care worker.
* Use the health history of your family to create your own.

Talking with your health care worker about your family health history can help you stay healthy!
health  family  medical  healthcare  history  tools 
february 2009 by Quercki

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