Things I Resent

I resent BNP Paribas for charging me fees that in total exceeded my monthly income as an au pair.

I resent Céline Obadia, a former roommate who lied to me, took all my money, and still wanted more. Before I refused to pay rent for an empty apartment weeks in advance, there was not even the slightest hint of a problem. I invited her to eat with me several times and tried to create situations where we could talk and get to know one another, but she always refused. All she cared about was the money, like so many other French perverts. The city of Paris is full of disgusting people like her.

I resent the TAPIF program for covering up the harcèlement morale I experienced in l’École Baudelaire and also the crimes of so many other French institutions.

I resent being ripped off by the city of Paris.

I resent being forced into a ghetto plagued by crime. I was abused and suffered immensely. Men took advantage of me and harassed me constantly. My comptuer was stolen and my health suffered considerably.

I resent that a culture of consent does not exist in France.

I resent that people take no responsibility for any of these things, and that misogyny is so heinous here that many of the abuses I have experienced are tacitly condoned.

I resent ALL THE BULLSHIT.

I resent being denied therapy for experiences of rape and trauma though I sought it since November 2014 and was in contact with dozens of “professionals”.

I resent that Paris is so classist that it protects criminals and abuses poor foreigners.

I resent that somehow people not doing their job here is permissible.

I resent that so many restaurants serve low-quality food at high prices. I resent that people only care about ripping you off, and that so many in this city subsidize their lifestyles with this sort of business plan.

I resent all the men who have abused me and used me for sex. I resent being traitée de conne and traitée de pute by so many disgusting, horrible human beings, some of whom were social workers and other “professionals”. I resent that so many French people think this behavior is somehow normal.

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