Activist Monica Jones Found Guilty of "Manifesting Prostitution"

Last Friday, Monica Jones was found guilty of prostitution-related charges despite efforts from her and the ACLU after being arrested in May of 2013 in a police sting operation in Phoenix, Arizona. The black transgender student and well-known sex work activist had not actually engaged in prostitution—she accepted a… » 4/13/14 1:00pm Sunday 1:00pm

Severe Abortion Pill Restrictions Take Effect in Arizona Today

The anti-choice lunacy continues: a ridiculously strict Arizona law limiting women's access to RU-486 — commonly known as "the abortion pill" — takes effect today. For literally no good reason, providers will now be forced to administer the drug using outdated protocols and only in the first seven weeks of pregnancy,… » 4/01/14 4:50pm 4/01/14 4:50pm

Warning: Allergy Season Will Be a Total Nightmare This Year

Despite the monstrous snowstorm currently hovering off the eastern seaboard, spring is so very, very close. But winter is determined to leave us with one last parting shot, like a guest taking a massive dump in your bathroom before walking out the door. So allergy season is going to be particularly horrible this year. » 3/26/14 11:00am 3/26/14 11:00am

Hobby Lobby Hits the Supreme Court Tuesday, Could Ruin Everything

Hobby Lobby's fight against birth control coverage could be the ruination of everyone. The Oklahoma City-based family-owned chain has taken their religious right to withhold contraception coverage from their female employees all the way to the Supreme Court, who will hear their lawyers arguments on Tuesday. The only… » 3/24/14 1:10pm 3/24/14 1:10pm

Jan Brewer, Evil Queen of Bonkersvania, Won't Be Seeking a Third Term

Oh, Jan Brewer! What a wacky, lovable scamp you'd be if it weren't for all the bigotry and egregious human rights abuses! Deflating speculation that she might challenge Arizona law and pursue a third term as governor, Brewer announced today that she's decided to call it quits. Thank fucking god. » 3/12/14 6:40pm 3/12/14 6:40pm

Catholic League President Loses His Shit Over Gay Rights in Arizona

Have you consumed the FDA recommended serving of schadenfreude today? Better watch this clip of Catholic League President Bill Donohue, a famous sufferer of both congenital bigotry and progressive Irish Fat Head Syndrome, freaking the hell out about Arizona governor Jan Brewer's rejection of a bill that would have… » 2/27/14 12:40pm 2/27/14 12:40pm

Story of Teen Killing 43-Year-Old Boyfriend Is 11 Flavors of Bonkers

Today, USAToday and local media reported that a 16-year-old girl is being tried as an adult in the case of the murder of her 43-year-old boyfriend, who she killed "during sex" while her mother was in the other room. Missing from the story? Arizona's age of consent, which is 18. Everyone just kind of glossed over that. » 1/23/14 2:00pm 1/23/14 2:00pm

Arizona Senator's Precocious Son Calls Himself 'N1ggerKiller'

Arizona Republican Senator Jeff Flake recently took his two youngest sons on a highly-publicized survivalist adventure on a desert island. It must've been a calming respite for 15-year-old Tanner, whose aggressive social media presence suggests he'll make the perfect Republican politician someday: he plays the iPhone… » 6/13/13 10:50am 6/13/13 10:50am

Neighbors Really Hate Arizona Man’s Giant Gargoyle Cock Sculpture

A man in Arizona may be forced to take down the nine-foot, hatchet-wielding gargoyle statue standing in his otherwise empty front yard because his neighbors have complained about the gargoyle’s magnificent thighs, buttocks, and penis, all clearly visible to the casual passerby. That’s right, folks — gargoyles can be… » 6/06/13 10:30pm 6/06/13 10:30pm

Unauthorized Arizona-Based Sex Offender Sites Extorting Sex Offenders

A network of Arizona-based websites is using data from sex-offender registries maintained by law-enforcement agencies to basically extort money from purported sex-offenders, some of whom are either no longer required to register themselves or have never actually been convicted of a sex-related crime. » 5/28/13 4:40pm 5/28/13 4:40pm

Arizona Won't Block Planned Parenthood State Funding After All

Good news from Arizona (shocking, we know): a federal judge overturned a law that tried to block state funding for Planned Parenthood clinics because a (/too) few of their clinics provide abortions in addition to other crucial health services. We shouldn't have to profusely thank a judge for making a just decision,… » 2/12/13 4:30pm 2/12/13 4:30pm

Arizona Launches Manipulative Government Website to Shame Women Out of …

Arizona's Department of Health Services built a new website last week called "A Woman's Right to Know." Fascinating! What do you think women have the right to know about? A full range of contraceptive options? How the new Affordable Care Act works? The best happy hour spots in the state? No, silly! Women have the "right"… » 11/26/12 12:55pm 11/26/12 12:55pm