Accordingto Mead’s work, the little appreciated gain from the last 50 yearsof the social changes in sex and the roles of the society is thatboth the men and women are treated equally. There is no sexdifference in the current society, as it was believed earlier thatthe society had depended upon the subtle in forming the standardizingpersonality. This was particularly due to the changes in thetradition when the groups were attempting to develop a new socialpersonality on gender issues. There is a cognitive exclusion on womenover the measures on the congenial mainly to both sexes. Mundugumordeveloped an analysis on personality, which gives a gain on thegender issues on both men and women in the society.
Womenwere demanding the right to initiation but according to Mundugumor itwas not amazing that better life had already declined and actors havelost many audiences. Also, the society has taken the courseespecially those associated with the plans on most radical groups inadmitting that men and women have the capability of being molded intoa single pattern for easy personality on both sexes. In this case,the girls can be trained exactly like boys. In addition, they can betaught the same code, same expressions and same occupations. Theauthor explains another gain about the difference between men andwomen strength that is no longer worth in elaboration of the culturalpractices.
Theevaluated loss which has been discussed from the two articles is thatboth men and women do not conform to the simple emphasizes that aregiven by the society on gender roles. Mundugumor had also developed apersonality that is deadly on both men and women, hence becoming abig insult on the equality on gender roles. Another loss concernsgender roles on both men and women because there are some nationswhich condemn gender divisions as being personal frustration on thesociety.
Forexample, the Arapesh identify minimum on the difference inpersonality among the young and old, and also between the men andwomen. It can be seen as a loss of equality in the society on genderroles.
FromMead’s statement, a sacrifice of distinction in sex-personality maymean a sacrifice in complexity means that most of the cultures areman-made (Charles, 2014). Therefore, it is always hard to changetheir motives towards gender roles. She recognizes that anyhomogeneous culture is committed in cooperating with human traitsthat portray equality. However, such traits are aggressive and morelinked on sex. In comparing various aspects, for example, when one isasked a question about the Tchambuli female and male personality, theanswer will be the same as for the Mundugumor woman or man.
In this case, both display the personality, which seem to be peculiarto the cultures in which both were born and educated. The author wasalso looking for a way on how to determine the pattern of educationof children and the pattern of socialization of both men and womenparticularly on the personality and sex. She was interested inknowing whether there was a universal and actual difference betweenthe sexes. She found out that it was more complex in bringing out theidea of equality to both men and women.
Conclusively,Mead’s work has more little gain on gender issues in the societyespecially on social welfare of both men and women. She argues thatboth men and women need to receive equal treatment regardless of thesex. For example, both need to have an access to education and otherlife occupations.
Charles,N. (2014). Doing Gender, Practising Politics: Workplace Cultures inLocal and Devolved Government. Gender,Work & Organization, 21(4),368-380. doi:10.1111/gwao.12042