Get Hotel Longtime to change its derogatory name & remove prostitution references

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Witkor Gagarin
2 years ago
You people are all legitimately insane. Stop being offended by every little thing, get a job, and get on with life. The owners of this restaurant have never seen whatever movies you referenced, and actually are doing something with their lives - every single person who signed this petition should really focus on more productive things, like finding solutions to reduce plastic use, rather than signing a petition to change the name of a restaurant in little old Adelaide... seriously? Get a life you losers.

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Chelle Bryant-Lee
3 years ago
That name is unnecessary and negative

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Naomi Parsons
3 years ago
This is not ok, it’s derogatory and it implies that exploitation of women is acceptable

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Madeleine Milne
3 years ago
I am signing because these are good conversations to have. If we do not question, there is no progress and the status quo continues. To question is not to put down or offend, an opinion too often seen.

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Choo Hoh
3 years ago
No more stereotypes in this era.

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Linda R.
4 years ago
We're hearing about this in the US.... this is blatantly derogatory, both racist & sexist - shame on the hotel / owners!

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Anita Kanitz
4 years ago
"The sadly truth is: Misogyny begins with disrespect and ends with femicide."
-Anita Kanitz

"Violence against women is perhaps the most shameful human rights violation, and it is perhaps the most pervasive. It knows no boundaries of geography, culture or wealth. As long as it continues, we cannot claim to be making real progress towards equality, development and peace."
Kofi Annan

"I am a feminist. I’ve been female for a long time now. I’d be stupid not to be on my own side."

— Maya Angelou

"A gender-equal society would be one where the word 'gender' does not exist: where everyone can be themselves."

— Gloria Steinem

"When God created man and woman, he was thinking, 'Who shall I give the power to, to give birth to the next human being?' And God chose woman. And this is the big evidence that women are powerful."

— Malala Yousafzai

"We are struggling for a uniting word, but the good news is that we have a uniting movement."

— Emma Watson

"I do not wish women to have power over men; but over themselves."

— Mary Shelley

"Whatever women do, they must do twice as well as men to be thought half as good. Luckily, this is not difficult."

— Charlotte Whitton

Femicide: The Killers of Junko Furuta

While these killers are not serial killers, this sad and horrifying story deserves to be heard for the victim's sake. In 1988, Junko Furuta began walking home from school, but she never made it there. Instead, she was abducted by a group of older teenagers, who confined her in one of their homes, even with the knowledge of the boy's parents. What followed can best be described as a month and a half of the worst torture imaginable.

The boys raped her at least 400 times in total, fed her cockroaches and urine, set off fireworks in her ears, mouth, and vagina, and beat her constantly. They would drop heavy objects on her, burn her with cigarettes, and even broke her bones. They would also force her to call her parents to say she was okay, so that they would not be caught. Eventually, she begged the boys to kill her, and they mutilated her to death.

The boys responsible were arrested, but one, Kamisaku, has since been released, because he was a minor at the time of his arrest.

Femicide: Cruel Serial killer

The things that Robert Hansen did to his victims seem like something out of a science fiction horror movie, and they set him apart from many others on the list. From 1971 to 1983, he abducted as many as 21 victims, raped and tortured them, then sometimes had an extra bit of fun. He would select exotic dancers or prostitutes, rape them, and return them to the streets with a warning never to tell. In the most unimaginable cases, though, it was a trip to Alaska that came next.

He would fly with the victim to Alaska, then strip them naked out in the wilderness. He'd tell them that they were prey, and would order them to run so that he could hunt them down with a favorite hunting knife or big game rifle. It was this practice that was his eventual downfall, and in 1983, a captive escaped from him during the trip to Alaska and managed to get to police. He was arrested, sentenced to life without parole, and died in prison in 2014.

"A gender-equal society would be one where the word 'gender' does not exist: where everyone can be themselves."

— Gloria Steinem

Femicide: sexual murder

Heinous Cases:

Serial killer David Parker Ray:

David Parker Ray, also known as the "Toy-Box Killer", was a suspected American serial killer and known torturer of women. Though no bodies were found, he was accused by his accomplices of killing several people and suspected by police to have murdered as many as 60 people from Arizona and New Mexico, while living in Truth or Consequences, New Mexico. He soundproofed a truck trailer, and equipped it with items used for torture.

David Parker Ray is easily one of the most twisted minds on this list. In 1999, Cynthia Vigil Jaramillo escaped a small motor home, running naked into the desert after overpowering Ray's girlfriend. Police followed her directions back to the trailer, where they found a horrifying dungeon built specifically for the purpose of torturing women. After that, Ray became known as the Toy Box Killer.

He would pick up women, sometimes only young girls, and then rape and torture them systematically for weeks and months, with his friends and his girlfriend participating. When they first arrived, the girls would hear a recording in which Ray would tell them all the horrors they were about to endure, including mutilation, beatings, rape, and even forced bestiality. It is suspected that he tortured as many as 60 women over a 40-year span.

Serial killers:Leonard Lake and Charles Chi-Tag Ng

It all started with a routine call. Leonard Lake was found to be shoplifting and in possession of an illegal weapon, but as police investigated, they found there was more to it. There were bloodstains in his car, and Lake was soon linked to disappearances. This lead police to a cabin and bunker in Wilseyville, where they found signs of murder and torture. There was a bed with electrical cords tied to each of the posts. They found women's lingerie, and a whole lot of blood. It became apparent that the place had been used for horrifying murders and tortures.

Lake and Charles Chi-Tat Ng, his accomplice, were arrested, and they are now believed to have murdered up to 25 women. They verbally degraded the women they kidnapped, electrocuted them, mutilated them, raped them, and kept them alive before at last killing them and disposing of their remains. There was also video that showed women being so sexually abused that there was no hope they could have survived. They did this over and over, threatening to shoot the women if they didn't do as they were told.

Leonard Lake is now dead, having swallowed a cyanide pill. Charles Ng is on death row at San Quentin State Prison.

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Clare Gilligan
4 years ago
I’m signing this because I can’t believe in 2018 this kind of crap persists. It’s not cool, it’s not funny; it’s just depressing. Come on Adelaide!

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Michelle Tofi
4 years ago
Come on, in 2018? Gross.

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Alice Knight
4 years ago
Not ok!! Change the name. Don't be those guys.