Claim: More women are victims of domestic violence on Super Bowl Sunday than on any other day of the year.
Origins: Domestic violence has been a problem all too often ignored, covered up, and swept under the rug. Many well-intentioned and successful efforts have been made in the last few decades to bring the issue to public attention; to get the word out to women that they need not suffer silent, helpless, and alone; to advertise that there are organizations victims can turn to for help and support; and to educate others in spotting the signs of abuse. Unfortunately, nearly every cause will encompass a sub-group of advocates who, either through deliberate disingenuousness or earnest gullibility, end up spreading \”noble lies\” in the furtherance of that cause. The myth of Super Bowl Sunday violence is one such noble lie.