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MYTH OR FACT
Many transgender people regret transitioning (changing their gender presentation), especially if they have surgery or take hormones.
This is a MYTH! For most people, transitioning improves mental health and quality of life. And the satisfaction rates for both surgery and hormones are incredibly high. When a trans person transitions, however, they may experience a lot of emotional stress. This is usually not due to the transition itself, but happens because of horrible treatment by transphobic people. The best way to help is often by supporting their decision to transition, not by questioning it.
Sarah, Sex Educator
The figure could be an aspect of the goddess Ishtar, Mesopotamian goddess of sexual love and war, or Ishtar’s sister and rival, the goddess Ereshkigal who ruled over the Underworld, or the demoness Lilitu, known in the Bible as Lilith. The plaque probably stood in a shrine.
Old Babylonian era, 1800-1750 BCE, from southern Iraq (place of excavation is unknown), Mesopotamia, Iraq. (The British Museum, London).