What’s the difference between Millennial/Post-Millennial Snowflake and Previous Woman?
The latter had at least some degree of common sense. Through terrible upbringing today, bad schooling and the flood of truly distasteful experiences in gaming, film, porn and so on, the snowflake is a fruitcake extraordinaire.
I think what we have here is like this. Everyone has good and bad traits inside or the potential for them. The aim of socialization, upbringing, schooling, is to impart certain values which have stood the test of time. And thus we go through life.
With the Millennials, who are children of the Boomers, we saw this get a bit ragged around the edges – the materialism and the hedonism of the parents coming through to the children in a more insidious way than their parents had displayed. Their parents at least had a good education on the whole and certain constraining factors in their psyche. The Millennial did not have these brakes on their self-centred hedonism. Self, self, self, selfies.
And then they fed that back through the generations so that cougars who should be out to pasture wanted a slice of the action and old men still fancied their chances.
That was the Boomer and Millennial story. Now we have The Post-Millennials, those now coming into post-20 adulthood and they are not the children of Boomers, they are the children of Generation X.
Generation X is the lost generation, the one where values broke down, feckless and forever moaning, especially about the detested Boomers, the ones who made alienation and uselessness fashionable, they started putting earrings in their left ear, tattooing, living at home on their parents, following Paul Oakenfold house music, into acid house, lacking the social graces the Boomers had been given but had then abandoned in their pseudo-rebellion against everything, before going on to become company directors and failing to save for their retirement.
If the 60s were the Boomers, then the mid to late 70s was Gen X, Joy Division sums up their joyless outlook. And each succeeding generation is becoming more and more self-centred, more hedonist, more selfie.
Myself – I’m a cross between Boomer and Gen X, having values of both, but am also infused with the values of my parents. Plus I received a decent education through their sacrifice.
It’s a misdesignation to label the new snowflakes Millennials – Millennials are now in their mid-30s. These now are the Post-Millennials until someone can come up with a new name – Snowflakes? Penny Red is one of these, those we see featured in the Daily Mail and Mirror are these, especially the new females – the first generation utterly devoid of Judaeo-Christian values and with ‘selfies’ as the mantra.
And let’s not forget that other thing which intruded and ruined:
Professor Marilyn Frye who, in a 1990 speech to the National Women’s Studies Association, declared that “feminism, which is thoroughly anti-patriarchal, is not compatible with female heterosexuality, which is thoroughly patriarchal.”
When speaking of ‘the Boomers’ or ‘the Millennials’, obviously that’s referring to a trend. You could find hundreds of examples to contradict this, especially your own well brought up sons and daughters. Referring to a generation just means what is a defining trend, give or take its exceptions.