However, while some garou might be like this, there are many who aren't. Lupus are raised in families and don't encounter dominance until thet first change. Metis grow up in a society where might is right, but where generally there are also methods to handle proving oneself through challenges without a perceived status being hurt. And cultures of the tribes are varied.
Main point of this thread, however, was that the revised tribebook painted the homelessness and lack of money of Gnawers and their kinfolk as their own fault.