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World Cup = Child Sex?

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We've been here before several times. Every major international sporting event is seen as meaning an increase in sexual trafficking. And each time the figures after the event show that the fears were unfounded. Now The Guardian's come up with a new angle for the Brazil World Cup next year:

 

http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2013/dec/09/brazil-child-sex-trade-world-cup-2014-prostitution

 

A reading of the article seems to show the headline is completely tendentious, and that the increase in underage prostitution in Brazil in recent years is not actually causally related to the imminence of the World Cup at all. But we have some quotes from people who think the football fans are dreaming of 15-year-olds, a tranny who thinks she'll do a roaring trade, and then some general background stuff on the trade in Brazil. It'll be interesting to see if anything more substantial emerges eight months from now.

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We've been here before several times. Every major international sporting event is seen as meaning an increase in sexual trafficking. And each time the figures after the event show that the fears were unfounded. Now The Guardian's come up with a new angle for the Brazil World Cup next year:

 

http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2013/dec/09/brazil-child-sex-trade-world-cup-2014-prostitution

 

A reading of the article seems to show the headline is completely tendentious, and that the increase in underage prostitution in Brazil in recent years is not actually causally related to the imminence of the World Cup at all. But we have some quotes from people who think the football fans are dreaming of 15-year-olds, a tranny who thinks she'll do a roaring trade, and then some general background stuff on the trade in Brazil. It'll be interesting to see if anything more substantial emerges eight months from now.

And if it doesn't you can guarantee the press will come up with something anyway.

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I've received information from reliable sources that says there's a definite increase in the number of rapes and domestic violence around football matches. Watch out for rape and domestic violence campaigns as we approach the World Cup.

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I've received information from reliable sources that says there's a definite increase in the number of rapes and domestic violence around football matches. Watch out for rape and domestic violence campaigns as we approach the World Cup.

 

So it would seem- http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-18379093, though what one's to do about it is a bit unclear.

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There are charities who do work in this arena with abusers as well as victims, but it's something that just doesn't get talked about nor attracts much funding.

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I listened to a very sad radio interview yesterday with the father of the fourteen year old girl who was ,groomed by the recently convicted gang. Clearly an ordinary caring, middle-class man, it showed just how easily young girls can be led astray--and that's in Britain where our culture and public services are geared to steer youngsters away from those areas. Pity the poor kids in the poorer areas of places like Brazil or other countries where families can't afford to maintain them and turn them out or need them to supplement the family's meagre income, and where there are little or no public services to help them. We criticise social workers here, but, at least, we have some : plenty of places don't. The kids in those areas have no chance from an early age.

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Same every time a major sporting event happens. A good example of an ad-hoc fallacy:

 

Certain groups helped by the tabloids claim [insert shockingly high number] of women or chidren will be trafficked, and they need funding to combat it.

 

The sporting event comes and goes and not a single trafficked victim will be found.

 

The groups who received a tonne of Government funding will take the credit and say it was all thanks to them.

 

Rinse and repeat next sporting event.

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I listened to a very sad radio interview yesterday with the father of the fourteen year old girl who was ,groomed by the recently convicted gang. Clearly an ordinary caring, middle-class man, it showed just how easily young girls can be led astray--and that's in Britain where our culture and public services are geared to steer youngsters away from those areas. Pity the poor kids in the poorer areas of places like Brazil or other countries where families can't afford to maintain them and turn them out or need them to supplement the family's meagre income, and where there are little or no public services to help them. We criticise social workers here, but, at least, we have some : plenty of places don't. The kids in those areas have no chance from an early age.

Thanks for this post, it made me go back and read the article properly and without distracting myself.

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