There are a few things I have come to expect during the Super Bowl: some maybe-OK commercials, an overwrought halftime show, superior programming on Animal Planet, and sex trafficking hysteria. On the last count, Sunday’s game has already delivered my expectations.
The media is spinning the usual yarn about how massive sporting events create dollar signs in the eyes of prostitutes, pimps and sex traffickers, all of whom allegedly flock to the host city in slavering hordes. Local officials are assuring the media that they have trained everyone from police officers to cab drivers to spot trafficked women during the game. Yesterday, Rep. Chris Smith told a House subcommittee, “We know from the past, any sports venue — especially the Super Bowl — acts as a sex-trafficking magnet.”
It’s just not true — and even anti-trafficking activists will tell you this. Full Article