Explaining trans people to my mom
Mom: But if she has a girlfriend, why don't they have sex like heterosexual people and she can skip the surgery and keep her penis?
Me: Ok it's like this... I give you a fork and tell you to eat some soup. And you want the soup, but you don't want to use the fork. So you ask for a spoon, but I tell you to just keep using a fork, because that's what you already have. Even though it won't work out, people keep telling you to use a fork because why bother getting a spoon if you already have one utensil? And you get frustrated and finally tell them all to fuck themselves and go get a damn spoon because that's what you need and what you want and you're going to have it.
Mom: ...makes sense.