How the Focus on the Super Bowl Hurts Trafficking Victims

 

Every year leading up the biggest day of football in the United States, the Super Bowl, a frenzy of attention begins surrounding the issue of human trafficking.  Over recent years, the Super Bowl has become known as the largest event event of human trafficking in the U.S., with estimates in the tens of thousands for the number of girls, pimps, and johns all flocking to game host cities. This focus, though, turns out to be misguided and counterproductive. Rachel Lloyd, a survivor of commercial sexual exploitation and founder of the organization GEMS (Girls Educational and Mentoring Services), explains why this persisting myth is harmful to the cause as a whole.

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