All the things the dead cannot say directly — I turned 53 years old recently. The event was met with few accolades — at least from me. I…
The Ineluctable Wisdom of Cat Posters
If a movie about LEGOs can understand it, maybe I can, too.
Making Self-Care Normal Since…well, never…but maybe I should I start! — Although I came to adulthood in the 1980s, I grew up as a child in the 1970s, with all its attendant oddities and idiosyncrasies. As a…
Ame’s Hammy Jamming — March, 2023
This isn’t ham and mint jelly, mister!
Hello, and welcome to another edition of Ame’s Hammy Jamming! As customary when I kick these posts off: I am Amethysta (Ame), I can act a bit like a ham, and I will be writing this post with little preparation…
The Myth of Fragility
Did you ever feel like punching somebody for no good reason? What…? Er…me, neither…
Relying too much on physical strength reveals metaphysical fragility — Boxing — as a sport — consistently fails to capture my attention. I don’t want to watch people get punched in the face; I don’t want to engage in…
Reading “How Fuzzy Is Sex?”
I published a video of me reading my article “How Fuzzy Is Sex?” I plan to get parts II and III out shortly.
The Limbo of Gender Identity
If you have to ask yourself if you’re the problem, you probably are.
In between Patriarchs and Infants lie geeks who transition gender — There are two realizations I made this week. First, I am not a woman. Second, I am not a father, and — by extension — not a man. I exist in…
March 2023 Ask Amethysta Anything
Is there a question you think I’d want to answer? How about a question you know I can’t answer? Whatever you’d like me to write about – post it in this Substack thread! I’m curious. Ask Amethysta Anything!
The Critical Role of Gender in Evolution
Sometimes your natural 20 still doesn’t mean you’re going home with somebody on a Saturday night.
The next thousand years depends on you. Don’t mess this up. Humans ascribe a level of agency to our behavior misaligned to our role on Earth. The truth is Nature is unconcerned with our grandiose…
Evolution of the Identity
How watching birds might lead to fame, but might lead to being called a misogynistic bastard.
When Darwin was wrong, he was pretty dang wrong. When I published “How Fuzzy is Sex?” earlier this week, it hadn’t occurred to me I was opening a three-part series. This is the second part, which…
Sex and Evolution – Behind the Scenes
A look inside my head that isn't too too frightening.
This is an extemporaneous video (as discerned by my ability to make a point) about the thoughts I had in the last couple weeks and how they are coming together to make a three-article series about the connections among sex, gender, and evolution.
The first article was “How Fuzzy Is Sex?” The second article should publish tomorrow. The series will complete next week.