Sex workers are the backbone of the porn industry. And the porn industry is huge. Psychology Today estimates that 20 percent of mobile-device searches are for porn. Like many other working Blacks and business owners, some Black sex workers feel undervalued. “People watch us, but don’t pay us,” asserted Chy Latte.
Latte has a point. Porn sites attract more visitors each month than Amazon, Netflix, and Twitter combined. However, 88 percent of porn contains violence against women.
Black sex workers are disproportionately affected by the violence, abuse, and harassment, among many other more invisible issues. Black trans women, who are also sex workers, are particularly vulnerable.