Female Reproductive Strategy

[T]he female r-selection strategy also includes: increasing your numbers decreases your risk of (a) bearing the dominance of and abuse of an alpha, (b) bearing unwanted offspring by undesirable mates (c) engaging in status competition with other females and losing (d) running out of allies and assistance in production and care-taking (e) running out of allies in rallying and shaming the alphas (f) defecting to another group if unhappy is less provocative if you’re defecting from larger to smaller numbers (g) hiding in the herd reduces your chance of being eaten – safety in numbers.

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