My mother was talking about how Chelsea was a man and now wants be a woman, not derisively, but just kind of annoyed at the whole thing. I said, "Mom do you know why she's in prison? It's because she released classified information." "Oh, really?" "And do you know what was in that classified information? It was full of videos of American soldiers killing obviously unarmed civilians in Iraq. The government was trying to cover it up. That's why she's in prison." "Oh, wow, I didn't know that." My mother's eyes were opened because she didn't have the facts. Every time someone wants to deride Ms. Manning, I will remind them of these facts.