The Dark Side of Super Bowl Sunday

As noted in this article post from Psychology Today, Super Bowl Sunday is not just the battle between the winners of the AFC and NFC for the NFL’s top prize; it also corresponds to a spike in the number of people trafficked, particularly victims of the sex slave trade.

Human Trafficking is a year round issue that takes several forms, but sex trafficking for the Super Bowl is regarded by many experts as the single largest human trafficking event. While same may dispute that particular claim, there is no debate that any event which draws a large amount of people — which the Super Bowl is largely considered the single biggest such event in the United States– results in an uptick in people trafficked in for illegal purposes.

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