Super Bowl sex trafficking: Right up there with Halloween hysteria and residency restrictions

By Elizabeth Nolan Brown . . . Is the Super Bowl a magnet for sex traffickers? Nope, and it never has been. But no matter how many times this wretched rumor gets debunked, some gullible members of the media insist on trotting it out anew every year.

This year, it’s the Associated Press and Time doing their part to poison the discourse, with an article warning that Uber drivers and hotel maids must be on high alert for this sham epidemic.

Luckily, a huge range of press has already thoroughly torn apart this nonsense in years past. . . .

Outside of some reporters with dubious judgement, the only people who are still earnestly pushing the idea that sporting events like the super bowl are hotbeds of human trafficking seem to be 1) politicians who have made a name for themselves stirring up crime panic, 2) state prosecutors, who like to use the prospect of “sex slaves” to justify ramping up their routine vice stings during the big game, and 3) the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, for whom the panic dovetails nicely with their efforts to round up immigrants and promiscuous women. But poke any “Super Bowl sex trafficking sting” headline from the past decade and all you’ll find is a bunch of sex workers and their customers arrested for trying to hook up with another consenting adult.

At this point, there’s simply no excuse for any reporter, politician, or other entity to repeat the Super Bowl Sex Trafficking lie. Those that do are either wholly incapable of basic research and reading comprehension or willfully trafficking in misinformation.

Read the full article, include a long list of articles on the same subject, here at reason.com.

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      Indeed, the cycle never ends. Politicians and law enforcement will continue to play into the ignorance and fear of the people. The crimes that stir people up the most are the ones of a sexual nature so those are the crimes from which politicians and lawmakers make speeches to get people’s attention. They put extra emphasis on such crimes to reel people in. To get their attention and have them interested in what they have to say.

      I have said this before, that women and minors are “very important” in American society. The emphasis by politicians and law enforcement over sexual crimes involving women and minors shows the special importance that they have. No sexual crimes towards men by both men and women alike are never spoken of, and male victmization by women is mocked, or downplayed in movies and shows. The victimization of men is not used by politicians, lawmakers, and law enforcement because that is not what appeals to the people and a lot of people don’t believe it exists (or denies it’s existence). Neither is the victmization of boys and girls by women used either. For the same reasons that I spoke of.

      It’s funny though, how the special importance I mentioned, has lead to politicians and law enforcement exaggerating the issue of sex trafficking involving women who willingly do things with men for money. The men and women have “consensual,” “adult” relations, yet the public has to be “on the lookout” for them. The kind of relations that people have all the time. Whether it’s men with women or women with women. They accept sexual relations between 2 “consenting” adults but only when there is no payment involved. This world is so wacked-out.

      Then there’s the deal about sex trafficking involving female minors, where consent comes into play (along with the crime of holding someone against their will, specific sexual crimes that occur, etc), yet there are minors that freely have relations with each other all the time in America. Why would the main focus be the acts of a sexual nature, when people under 18 do such things all the time? Why the special emphasis on crimes of that nature? Yes, I do realize that people are focused on the crimes and the well-being and dignity of the victims involved, but I feel it is often over the nature of the crimes than the actual crimes themselves. Because of that “gross factor,” that I spoke about in a reply under another article. The focus is often because of whichever person’s feeling of disgust over the nature of the crimes, than over any actual damage or issues that were caused by the crimes. There are women and teen females that go through the same sort of things when trafficked. There are also women that go through a whole lot worse than underage teen females, yet the cases where those teen females have went through a lot less (probably nothing much happened, or simply they were trafficked and the traffickers were caught before anything ever took place) are “worse” than that of the women because of the age of the teen females.

      Though the vendetta against prostitution concerning adult female sex workers, is presented as being for the safety of the women, I believe it is also because the men involved as clients, are often considered as “pigs,” “per@@@@s” etc. Both men and women are arrested all the time, under the guise of the safety of the women in an oversexualized country that puts out a heavy sexual influence to the masses (mostly men) and that influence in turn, causes men to be sexually deviated or depraved (many from as far back as age 9). Some of those men simply could not get a girlfriend or wife as they are hooked on filth/poison that American society freely provides. Then again there are very bad men out there who could assault and/or murder some prostitutes. Also, there are women that are trafficked and are not doing things in their will.

      There are people that find prostitution “immoral,” which is kinda backwards considering the type of country they live in and the things it allows, promotes, and encourages.

      Most of the abominable porn, or adult entertainment industry involves women that are basically doing sexual things for money. So most of that industry involves legalized prostitution. A large number of men in turn watch the garbage that comes from said industry, then decide that they could experience such things with sex workers. Some of those men could not experience the sort of women (most likely white, and probably hispanic), that they glorify from professional or homemade pictures and videos, because of their looks, race, character, mental capacity etc. Perhaps even for their crimimal record.

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