Illustration by Kalah Allen

To all the staunch assholes out there who have decided that the hookers need to be booted from Craigslist: What the hell did the hookers ever do to you? In this economy, I imagine the hookers are the only ones really making a buck. Is that it? Let's all suffer together in misery? Here are a few things to contemplate before we take away the free hooker ads from Craigslist: Hookers keep divorce lawyers in business. Hookers do not have any threat of being laid off. Hookers will not be sucking off the unemployment fund that is slowly depleting. Hookers boost morale. Hookers are very rarely the cause of violent attacks on Craigslist. Maybe we should be looking at eliminating the Casual Encounters section. This is their livelihood. Let a ho make a buck, why don't you?