It’s time to talk about the Super Bowl and sex trafficking, again.
This weekend is the Super Bowl and we get to hear about it being the biggest sex trafficked event in the United States.
And once again, politicians give their speeches, human rights groups work hard to get out the word, and law enforcement try their hardest to juggle a huge event and try to scrape-up a victory against sex trafficking.
Once again, I write a blog post about it?
Tis the season?
I’ve seen this go on for several years, now, and for someone who is passionate about stopping human trafficking around the world and putting an end to this exploitation, I’ve grown tired of this story.
Haven’t we done this already?
It’s time for us to start ramping up our tactics.
This clearly isn’t working.
The truth of the matter is, the fight against sex trafficking is not only law enforcement and legislation, nor is it garnering financial donations or Likes on Facebook.
No, the fight against sex trafficking is also—and arguably mostly—a cultural battle.
What ‘man’ finds it appropriate to buy sex from another human being?
How over sexualized, callous, and compartmentalized have we become as a society that there could even be this high of a demand for prostitution in the first place?
Fairly easy I suppose.
When you consider the brush strokes that paint our media and the mentality towards women globally, you begin to realize how easy it has become.
Sex trafficking is a major form of prostitution and prostitution is an extensions of the sex trade—and if you take a glance at the billion dollar pornography industry—you can better understand why the sex trade is such a lucrative business that will not go down without a hellish fight.
If you’re really disgusted over sex trafficking and you really want to begin invoking a change at the root of the issue, take a stand against pornography and the over sexualization of society.