Not So Super: 3 Super Bowl Issues You Need to Know About

Photo: (Getty)

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The Super Bowl is football’s biggest night. The two teams have battled it out for months to get to there, and their fans are decked out and rowdy, expecting a game worthy of the hype.

But the biggest night in football also raises questions about some Super Bowl-sized problems. Whether you’re tuning in for a great sporting match or just for the commercials, here are three things you should watch out for:

+ An Increase In Human Trafficking

If you’re in the New Jersey area, keep an eye out for an increase in human trafficking. This is true of most large-scale events, and the Super Bowl is no exception. Human trafficking affects millions of people, and yes, it happens in the United States. To learn more, check out Against Our Will.

+ Read Up on Injuries + Mental Illness

How’s the old saying go? It’s all fun and games until someone gets hurt? Well, it’s still all fun and games, but that doesn’t mean people aren’t getting hurt. There have tons of articles written about sports injuries and mental illness, so make sure you read up and know how your favorite sport is affecting the players you love to watch. Just because they’re not on the field anymore doesn’t mean they’re not still in another battle.

+ Change the Channel on Sexist Commercials

You don’t have to be referee to blow the whistle on sexist commercials. While the 30-second and minute-long spots are highly coveted – and extremely expensive – there’s no reason to support sexism. If you’re voting with your money, think about the type of companies you want to support. And let companies know when you’re happy they’re changing their tune.

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