Posts tagged "arizona"

Arizona Gets Strict On “Revenge Porn”

This week, Arizona's Republican Governor Jan Brewer signed a law cracking down on so-called "revenge porn," classifying it as a sex offense. "Revenge porn" consists of sexual photos or videos which are posted online without the person's consent. Generally speaking, ex-boyfriends or jilted partners post intimate images or videos of ex-girlfriends, which go…
By: Jessica Wakeman / May 3, 2014

Homeless Mom Shanesha Taylor Charged With Child Abuse After Leaving Two Kids In Car During A Job Interview

Earlier this month, police arrested a mother in Scottsdale, Arizona, for leaving her two young children in the car while she went to a job interview. On March 20, 35-year-old Shanesha Taylor, who is homeless, parked her car containing her two-year-old and six-month-old sons in the sun while she went to her interview. Someone saw…
By: Jessica Wakeman / March 31, 2014

11 Strange But Totally Expected Things You’ll Hear When You Visit A Vortex

This weekend, I visited the vortexes (actual plural is vortices, but I didn't want to confuse you) in Sedona, Arizona. More on the actual trip to come, but for now, let's focus on these spiritual energy centers. What exactly is a vortex? Good question. And confusing to try to…
By: Ami Angelowicz / December 26, 2013

Krokodil, Flesh-Eating Drug, Reported In Arizona

A homemade drug that causes severe damage to the flesh of those who use it has reportedly shown up in the U.S. Previously reported in Russia, Krokodil, a disfiguring and potentially lethal mixture of codeine and hydrocarbons such as oil, paint thinner, gasoline or alcohol, has made its way to Arizona. According to doctors at…
By: Huffington Post Weird News / September 27, 2013

Court Block’s Arizona’s Ban On Abortions After 20 Weeks

Yesterday, a federal appeals court blocked Arizona from enforcing its ban on abortions after 20 weeks except in order to save the life of the mother or to avert "major bodily harm." [Reuters, Politico] EW. Director Alfred Hitchcock ruined "The Birds" star Tippi Hedren's career because she wouldn't have a sexual…
By: Jessica Wakeman / August 2, 2012

Today’s Lady News: Arizona Bans Abortions After 20 Weeks

Arizona's Governor Jan Brewer signed a law yesterday which bans abortions after 20 weeks (rare to begin with), except in cases which risk of death or serious injury. The law also mandates an ultrasound 24 hours prior to having an abortion and requires state officials to create a website which shows fetal growth at variou…
By: Jessica Wakeman / April 13, 2012

The Real March Madness Final: Arizona Vs. Rush Limbaugh

Funny thing about March Madness -- it's now April! But we've made it to our final two, bat shit nuts competitors. And it's a political crazy-off as the lady-loathing state of Arizona goes head-to-head with slut-shaming Rush Limbaugh. So, who is the coo-coo for cocoa puffs champion? You decide! [poll id="4221"]…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 10, 2012

A Dramatic Wild Horse Rescue

Are you a horse girl? I'm a horse girl. And in another life, I would do what photographer Becky Standridge does. She spends her days in Arizona's Tonto National Forest, documenting the wild horses that live there and helping to catalog the herd and its migration patterns. One day, while watching the horses, she managed…
By: Julie Gerstein / April 9, 2012

The Real March Madness (The Final Four): Lady-Hating Arizona Vs. The Creepy Pregnant Fleshlight

It's come down to this. The Final Four. (There's still time to vote for either Rush Limbaugh or the Pee Drinker, by the way!) And what an interesting matchup this one is: a state that is intent on making sure getting and remaining pregnant are the sole options for sexually active women versus a sex…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 4, 2012

The Real March Madness, Round Two: Arizona Vs. Courtney Robertson

After Round One of our Real March Madness competition, Courtney Robertson's man-ipulating ways stole Phaedra Parks' relatively harmless thunder. Meanwhile, Arizona's desire to allow doctors to lie to pregnant women about fetal birth defects trumped Virginia, with their fetal personhood and transvaginal ultrasound bills. At the end of the day, which is the crazier threat?
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / March 30, 2012

The Real March Madness: Lady-Hating Laws In Arizona Vs. Virginia

We have nothing personally against the states of Arizona and Virginia, two fine locations in the lower 48. Arizona is home to the Grand Canyon, and our own Ami Angelowicz was born and raised there. Virginia is the proud state that brought us Thomas Jefferson's Monticello and the Smithfield ham. However, when it comes to…
By: Jessica Wakeman / March 21, 2012

Today’s Lady News: You’d Have To Prove You Use Birth Control For “Health Reasons” Under Proposed AZ Law

Arizona's State Senate Judiciary Committee advanced a bill yesterday that would give your boss the right to make you prove that your prescription birth control is being used for health reasons -- and not for being a slutty-slut-slut having sex for her own pleasure. Your boss could also fire you for using birth control to…
By: Jessica Wakeman / March 14, 2012

Arizona Bill Would Expose Airbrushed Ads

If you're going to airbrush a woman in an ad, you must include a disclaimer exposing the wrinkle-hiding, curve-thinning lie—at least if an Arizona lawmaker gets her way. The proposed bill seeks to make it illegal in the state for advertisers to enhance a photograph without attaching a note that reads: "Postproduction techniques were made…
By: Newser / February 17, 2012

Cheerleaders Spanked Over “Save Your Bumps” Breast Cancer Tees

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which means every day brings us 16 different stories of pink boobie paraphernalia banned from schools. Gilbert High School in Gilbert, Arizona is the latest school seeing red over pink. The administration said the cheerleading squad's pink T-shirts reading "Feel for lumps, save your bumps" was a…
By: Jessica Wakeman / October 18, 2011

Today’s Lady News: Planned Parenthood Ends Abortion At 3 Arizona Clinics

Planned Parenthood will no longer provide medical abortions (i.e. the abortion pill) at clinics in Prescott Valley, Flagstaff, and Yuma due to new state laws that restrict the practice. Anti-abortion advocates wanted clinics that do medical abortions, which involves swallowing a pill, to have the same clinic set-up and equipment as the clinics that perform…
By: Jessica Wakeman / August 19, 2011

Is Sarah Palin Moving To Arizona?

Gird your loins, Arizona: Sarah Palin might be moving in! The Atlantic Wire reports the former governor of Alaska allegedly bought an 8,000-square foot, $1.6 million home in a secluded area of Scottsdale, Arizona. The identity of the buyer is hidden on the property records, but the lawyer for the sale suspiciously replied "No…
By: Jessica Wakeman / May 23, 2011

Sarah Palin Lashes Out At Media After Gabrielle Giffords Shooting In Tucson

Sarah Palin has lashed out at critics who say her at-times violence-tinged political rhetoric influenced Jared Lee Loughner, the man who shot 14 people this weekend in Tuscon, Arizona, including Rep. Gabrielle Giffords. "After the shocking tragedy, I listened puzzled, then with concern, and now with sadness, to the irresponsible statements of…
By: Jessica Wakeman / January 12, 2011

Today’s Lady News: Remembering Christina Green, 9, Victim Of Tucson Shooting

A remembrance of Tucson, Arizona shooting victim, nine-year-old Christina Green, who had recently won a seat on her student council and just wanted to meet her local politician, Gabrielle Giffords. (Randomly, Christina is the cousin of "One Tree Hill" actress Sophia Bush.) [Ms. Magazine] Miss England beauty queen Katrina Hodge…
By: Jessica Wakeman / January 11, 2011

Jon Stewart’s Powerful Take On The Arizona Shootings

The Daily Show With Jon StewartMon - Thurs 11p / 10c…
By: Julie Gerstein / January 11, 2011

Bristol Palin Buys A House In Arizona

Warning! Warning! Bristol Palin is encroaching on the continental United States. Alaska's most famous single mom recently paid $172,000 for a five-bedroom house in Maricopa, Arizona, which is 30 miles from Phoenix. The house was foreclosed last January, flipped by a real estate developer and sold to Mama Grizzly's cub one month ago.
By: Jessica Wakeman / December 27, 2010
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