scarlet-collar worker
n. A woman who owns or operates an Internet pornographic site.

Example Citations:
Women have seized control of the sex industry and now control more than 50 per cent of pornographic sites in cyberspace.

’Scarlet collar’ workers are the feminists of the modern age, say psychologists, free from coercion and the dangers of the traditional, male -dominated business. In the past two years they have moved away from traditional activities such as prostitution and lap dancing to become the majority of cyberporn owners.
—Cherry Norton, “Women Take Control of Cyberporn,” The Independent, August 6, 2000

Scarlet-collar worker: A woman who operates a cyberporn site on The Internet.
—Michael Kesterton, “Social Studies,” The Globe and Mail (Canada), August 15, 2000

Earliest Citation:
The new ‘scarlet-collar’ worker is typically a 25- to 35-year-old former prostitute or lap dancer with young children and a desire to better her income while working from home.
—Tracy McVeigh, “Women lead the porn revolution,” The Observer, August 6, 2000

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