I am a true millennial, born in the year 2000. Millennialism goes from the year 1985 to 2005, lasting twenty years. And let me tell you, millennials, like all other generations, are not all cupcakes and rainbows. Here is one sad issue that I have stumbled upon in the last few weeks.
When referring to “old” people, millennials often use the term “fogie.” Usually, this means “someone who is old and has different opinions than me, probably because I’m an immature nitwit and they have real experience with how life works.” I am only jesting with that last part, but I do think that is the way “fogies” are viewed by “whipper snappers.”
Then we have the “fetus” label. We don’t use the scientific label for anything in real life, except of course, in this case. Why? Because if you say “fetus” it doesn’t sound as human as “baby.” So, if someone supports abortion, it helps them justify it if they don’t think of the child as a human. Or shall we start calling all people “homo sapiens?” Will that make us feel better about terrorist attacks? It shouldn’t, and calling babies in the womb “fetuses” shouldn’t make us feel better about the killing of innocent children.
So, to my fellow millennials, please stop using the terms “fogie” and “fetus.” Old people aren’t much different than young people, and if anything, they’re a lot wiser. And every human is a human, clear and simple. DNA, parents, soul. No label comes with the right to kill.
Thanks for reading.