The purpose of our blog is to discuss topical issues, stories, and situations, as well as to share what we are up to and new ways for you to get involved. We are always searching for possible answers to the question: Why is a girl's worth culturally and historically relative?

Friday, February 4, 2011

It’s Super Bowl Weekend! Wanna get some underage hookers?

In this photo made Thursday, Jan. 27, 2011, anti-sex trade advocate Jackie Edmonds holds anti-trafficking awareness coasters that her group will ask restaurants to use near the Super Bowl site in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

There is no aspect of this article that surprises me at all. Any place that men gather in groups of more than one, like golf tournaments, NASCAR rallies and football games, there will be prostitutes—either making money for themselves or for their pimps. The importation of underage girls into towns specifically for major events held so dearly like the Super Bowl is horrific, but not shocking. What continues to disappoint me is how little publicity it receives. 

Well done to the North Texas Trafficking Task Force and other advocacy groups for putting together an awareness campaign trying to address the issue in such a profit, personality & hormone driven atmosphere. It will be a marketing challenge to get the message across to an audience watching other people’s daughters in skimpy cheerleading outfits and waiting to see if grown up child stars now sexy songstresses Fergie and Christina Aguilera have wardrobe malfunctions. 

Please read for further information and come to Girl Museum’s next exhibition Girl for Sale, opening on March 31, which looks at the worldwide problem of girl trafficking.

-Ashley E. Remer
Head Girl
Girl Museum

No comments:

Post a Comment