If Geriatric Millennials Are the Future, At Least Give Us a Sexier Name

If Geriatric Millennials Are the Future, At Least Give Us a Sexier Name

Now considered an antiquated (how ironic) way to describe pregnancy over the age of 35, because not only is it insulting but in that particular instance, misogynistic too, we can all agree that “geriatric” has no place in modern vernacular. I would go as far as to say that even using it for those over 65—the point when, at least chronologically, the word is most appropriate—feels like an insult. It is a beyond unsuitable choice to describe the people underpinning a future hybrid workforce, the brave bridges connecting analogue and digital worlds, as the Medium article suggests. I understand that as humans we have an inexplicable need to label ourselves, seek out like-minded tribes, our “people,” but surely when it comes to using details of your birth to determine personality traits, horoscopes do the job perfectly well? Let those landing on the cusp of generational divides live.

Aside from feeling a sense of looming separation anxiety with our pandemic Birkenstocks, those that came of age around the new millennium have had a lot to contend with already this year. We were shook to see Kylie Jenner in jeans and a chainmail top. We smiled wearily at the side parting debate, knowing that the TikTok crowd will soon understand hairstyles should be dictated by one thing and one thing only: Your round, oval, square, or heart-shaped face, as all good noughties beauty articles taught us. We chose mom jeans over skinnies a long time ago, and while we understood the recent flash in the pan that was “cheugy” didn’t necessarily apply, what we did absorb felt a little close for comfort. Above all else, we are frankly giddy over the prospect of Bennifer being back on track.

Nostalgia, clearly, is another thing wise millennials will reign supreme at forevermore—just don’t call us geriatric in the process, k?


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