|Borrowed from the A21 Campaign|
But I'd like you to take at least one minute out of your festivities today and think for a moment about the fact that the Superbowl is one of the biggest days for sex trafficking and prostitution. The numbers are debated but it's safe to say that there will be hundreds if not thousands of women forced out on the streets to make money for a pimp because with so many people in town the demand for prostitution skyrockets.
According to this article here the average age for girls forced into prostitution is 12-14. They are usually forced to have sex with strangers 20-48 times a day and have a life expectancy of 7 years out on the streets. So while you're watching the game remember to think about all of the young girls out there that will be put in harms way to fulfill a heightened demand. Also remember that for every nine girls that get arrested on the streets when caught in prostitution only one John is arrested. When you're yelling at the ref for a bad penalty call on the field remember it's time to cry fowl that the penalty's for girls trafficked into prostitution have far more severe penalties than the men forcing them to do the work. Remember that they can be imprisoned for doing something that someone forced them to do. That is far greater than any tragedy that will be witnessed on the field.
I'm not telling you to boycott the games. I'll be watching just as much as you are. But please remember to say a prayer for these girls that will be trafficked and think about what you can do to make sure that it won't happen next year! Raise your voice and be heard!!!