So how about that Super Bowl game?




I am really not the one to be discussing Sunday’s NFL Super Bowl game, as I have never given much attention to the football world. But over the last few years I have grown increasingly interested in the Super Bowl. This is because the Super Bowl is one of the largest events of human trafficking in the U.S., some sources even saying one of the largest in the world. According to national news sources, there were an estimated 10,000 women and girls trafficking to the 2010 Super Bowl game in Miami. Although The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children said this stat is only a guess because human trafficking, both sex and labor trafficking, is very difficult to put a number to. What we do know is that 1 in 7 runaways in the US are likely victims of sex trafficking. It scares me that this event in the US, so surrounded my misguided ideals of masculinity for so long, has allowed many individuals to become numb to the abuses occurring to the women, girls, and boys being trafficked. I was more impressed by the numbers of stories going around this year that explained the realities of human trafficking in the US and at the Super Bowl. I hope there are more stories to come to what was done at the event to prevent this crime from occurring. 


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