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Rhode Island mother Laurie Gaddis Barrett has testified at so many legislative hearings that she has to pause to remember which one I’m asking her about. And when I ask her why the message she just texted me is written in legalese, she says she’s spent so much time talking to lawyers, she’s beginning to sound like one herself. (I almost suggested she should consider going to law school, but they’re woke now, too.) With all she has learned this past year, she could be teaching civics. For Barrett, fighting for parents' rights has been transformative—and nearly a full-time job. But it wasn’t always.

Before MSNBC became a hate-filled cesspool, it was just a nutty one. And many moons ago, Melissa Harris-Perry floated the idea that parental rights are non-existent, that kids "belong to whole communities" in a "Lean Forward" statement. I have no idea if "Lean Forward is still a thing, because we don't do cable news in this house.

I'm still having a difficult time wrapping my head around this one. There exist parents that are attempting to raise their children as gender neutral, thus allowing them to choose their own genders later in life. "Theybies" is what this new parenting technique is called.