Date of Award


Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

Open Access


Degree Name

MA in Women's History

First Advisor

Mary Dillard

Second Advisor

Nadeen Thomas


Americans love sports and part of that love for sports is seen in its biggest sporting event of the year, the Super Bowl. Media, Journalists, Christian Groups, and some Governmental Agencies use this sporting event to hype up the idea that sex trafficking is rampant in cities where the Super Bowl is held or around the time this sport is held. This creates a problem for the nonprofit groups and other think tanks trying to end the illicit trend of sex trafficking. This not only affects women but men and children all over the world including the US. This thesis argues that the stories and statistics provided to create such hype are incorrect or exaggerated. Sex trafficking does not increase during the Super Bowl.

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