How could conservatives possibly see this as more painful than giving birth the first time?
(via reilluminated on Tumblr)
Jes' mom wins, everyone. When her son Jes revealed that he would be living now as a male, Jodi responded perfectly—with a new, updated birth announcement of her child's true identity.
A lot of people still really have trouble with the concept of identifying as something other than what the doctor announced before slapping you on the ass as a baby, and even if many of us cis-gendered heteros still have trouble keeping up with the evolving terminology of gender identity, most people have gotten the "just try to be decent to everyone memo." If you need help learning what that looks like, Jes' mom Jodi pretty much knocked it out of the park.
Although the post on Jodi Oliver's Facebook page was (obviously) only directed at her friends and family, garnering about 100 likes, the post exploded when Jes posted it to his Tumblr (where he fields a lot of questions from other transgendered young folk and the confused public alike), where it currently has 161,263 notes as of press time.
Jodi doubled down on her being-a-great-parent thing, joining Gender Justice Nevada and encouraging others to live their lives being true to themselves. Also, she posts a lot of Peanuts comics featuring Snoopy, so you know she's for real.
(by Johnny McNulty)