FROM THE AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION KEYNOTE, 2050 ANNUAL CONFERENCE
Remember, no one uses the term “fetuses” anymore. Call them “man-babies.” It makes people think of themselves, remembrance of times past and all that. Like, them as little kids, babies even. Sure, some people will inevitably be women, but stick with “man-babies.” It rolls off the tongue. And people will know what you mean. Everybody is included in the term “man-babies.” Men, born babies, unborn babies, everyone. Women, too. Man-babies have popped right out of all kinds of women, so women are included right there. A whole real diversity of inclusion, with the word “man-babies.” Everybody wins. So just don’t bring gender into it. “Man-babies” is a totally neutral term. Say it with me. “Man-babies.”
Robert John Miller’s work has appeared in Bartleby Snopes, Camroc Press, Full of Crow, Metazen, Monkeybicycle, PoeticDiversity, Rattle, and others, available at robertjohnmiller.com. He lives in Chicago and is working on a novel.