With the passage of the national health-care bill, the abortion debate is back in a big way. Apparently assurances that no federal money would fund the procedure were not enough. As of today, lawmakers in at least six states are pushing legislation to block abortion coverage in some health plans. Even if you hate abortion, does it not rankle that there is no equivalent selective targeting for men? Viagra is covered, even for sex offenders. Under this punitive ... Read More
Tom Tom Magazine is a New York based magazine dedicated to female drummers around the world.  Started last year by Taigaa drummer Mindy Abovitz, Tom Tom aims to raise awareness about female drummers, while strengthening and celebrating the otherwise fragmented female music community.  In addition to having an awesome website, they publish a full-color print magazine that features interviews, drumming techniques, and art. Help keep this magazine thriving ... Read More
American commanders admitted this week that American Special Operations killed three  Afghan women during a nighttime raid gone wrong back in February.  What makes this story even more awful is that the American commanders have been covering up the murders and lying about it for two months now.  Sequence of events:1) American-led assault on a home near Gardez resulting in the murder of two civilian men, a district prosecutor and a local police chief ... Read More
Do you have a story about a knitting project for a man friend gone awry? Or one with a happier ending, such as making a dude in your life so happy he wears your hand-knit hat day in and day out? Either way, spill it for your chance to win a copy of Bruce Weinstein's latest book, Knits Men Want, and other crafty prizes. Click here for details on how to submit, and check out some of the stories while you're there.  Some are pretty cringe-worthy, but others will ... Read More
Have you seen Bristol Palin's new pro-abstinence-only commercial? Now, there's nothing wrong with encouraging kids to hold off on sex until they're ready to take all necessary precautions against pregnancy and disease, but there's something a little off about this ad. She could be making a valid point (that the resources she has available to her make her life as a teen mom easier than it is for most other teen moms), but something about it just smacks of elitism. ... Read More