20 years ago my daughter fell into the belief that SuperBowl Sunday had the worst Domestic Violence of any day of the yearhype being spread by NOW and WEAVE. My daughter and a group of her girlfriends decided to hold a SuperBowl Sunday protest about it for a school projectsanctioned, of course by the liberal school authoritiescomplete with signs decrying male domination over women and violent sports in general.
NOW and WEAVE claimed that the televised violence of the football game spilled over into the home and men beat their wives because of the vicarious nature of the violence instilled in them the need to experience more brutality. I told my daughter, before she held her protest, to be sure she was on firm factual grounds.
When she actually examined the record, she discovered what NOW and WEAVE were claiming was not true. In fact, there were FEWER domestic violence reports on SuperBowl weekends than on a normal weekend. The domestic violence statistics that NOW and WEAVE were screaming about and pushing had been made up out of whole cloth.
My daughter's eyes were opened that month to the Liberal method of the big lie and how to lead the sheep to the slaughter. She decided she wasn't going to be an ovine creature any more. It was quite an educational experience. Of course, the school did not see it that way... and she did not get a good grade on her report because she did not hold her protest project.
Just as in my daughter's NOW article claims, the statistics in this article are FAKE... made up out of whole cloth to lead you to the "silence of the lambs..."
Take, for example, the breathless claim that "the porn industry reportedly makes more than Microsoft, Google, Amazon, eBay, yahoo, Apple, Netflix and Earthlink combined." That is not anywhere close to the truth. It is, in fact, a lie, designed to scare to uninformed about how far gone America is. Porn does sell a lot, but the claim in the article is pure hype! Here is the truth:
"It is estimated that Americans now spend somewhere around $10 billion a year on adult entertainment, which is as much as they spend attending professional sporting events, buying music or going out to the movies."60 Minutes, quoting a now debunked Adult Video News report before porn sales dropped 50%.Those companies listed in the article took in $225 Billion in revenue and made $109 Billion in profit in 2010... that's 22 times what the porn industry claimed they took in as total revenue last year and FAR MORE than that in total profits. The author of this article made up his factoid... to scare everyone reading it.
So much for the accuracy of this article. I suspect his other numbers are just as inaccurate and come from the same source as well.
Let's just examine this report for other such signs of hype. The Superbowl arena holds how many people? 80,000... probably 40% will be kids... of the 60% that are left, 40% will be women... that leaves 28,800 men to be the predators... and most of those are family men with the women that are there. Let's be generous and say 10,000 are men not attached... which is a very high number... but how many are "potential predators?" Would 10-15% be a good figure? I think that's too high, but let's go with it... 1000-1500 of the attendees at the game might be additional potential prostitute customers in the Dallas area. How is that ANY DIFFERENT than any other regular sold out game at the Cowboys Stadium? Not one whit of difference.
Are parties in homes any different? Do men gather in homes to watch the Superbowl game hire prostitutes for sex while watching the game?... or do they watch the game? I think 99% gather to watch the game and the commercials.
This article strikes me as a propaganda screed written like the domestic violence one from NOW and WEAVE twenty years ago. A poorly researched piece written by someone with an agenda, writing an article with NO FACTS, using the Superbowl as a springboard with a plausible, but ultimately flawed and and irrelevant argument, to gain attention to his agenda.
Watch the game, it has NOTHING to do with child or adult prostitution...
We don't need doubt. Are you some kind of prevert*?
That means "before green"
Well said, Swordmaker.
Yeah -- assuming those are from the age 12-17 cohort, that'd mean (according to the numbers here) -- that over 3% of ALL children in the US go missing every year.
Smells like bullsh*t.