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Nadia - London vs Paris

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Submitted by Lina (United Kingdom), Mar 20, 2017 at 07:27

Hello from Angleterre. Oh I love Paris... on the surface it appears similar to London but you're right they're very different. Paris feels a lot less gentrified, a bit rougher around the edges. London is very strict, for example you will never catch anyone jumping over the barriers like in the Paris metro haha. There are fines, penalties and cameras everywhere. Working hours are also longer. As a result it's less exciting but it does feel more safe I suppose.

Yes sex work is a mixed bag over here. There are raids every now and then but slavery is still taking place, usually in super discreet flats in upmarket areas. Not that the men give a damn when all they're trying to do is pop one. Oh yes lots of Muslim men use prostitutes, I'm guessing because dating is hard for them and they need to get their rocks off NSA. Ironically they don't like "helping themselves" if you know what I mean. Apparently they make their own rules! Still, they don't especially *like* using sex workers as they're seen as unclean so what they'll do is zone in on a regular girl and use her for sex instead (with promises of marriage etc.)... so the girl is essentially no more than a free hooker, although he may introduce her to Islam as well while he's at it lol.

Yes I think this is part of why MENA women are so protected... their families know how dangerous the men can be, especially when it comes to ruined reputations. If only the rest of us knew...

Wow that's really scary. Yes as you said the MENA men in Paris tend to be more a lot more aggressive in their approach. Moroccan/Algerian men hassling women on the street is unheard of here, actually they usually do quite well at integrating... maybe there is some psychosocial reason for it..? Maybe the Mediterranean influence makes it seen as more acceptable in France... or does it... hmm something to think about. There are however fresh off the boat M/ENA men - usually Kurds or Pakistanis - that have really backdated views on women and are/have targeted local girls for sex. There have been a lot of sex scandals involving vulnerable young girls.

The whole hijab thing is just... the idea that a woman is a purer, more loving and respectable individual because of an £8 piece of fabric is ridiculous. There are women in hijab that are working as hookers at night, especially in NA countries, and you'd think these men would know this. They really need to get with the program! Yes I wish these maghrebi women all the best as well, god knows they've suffered enough.

Hahaha yes a lot of it is envy. They do envy basic western freedoms which in turn causes them to lash out. It's almost like they want to destroy anything beautiful, whether it's love or a glamorous made up woman... it makes them feel some type of way so they have to put an end to it.

Oh wow Michael Lewis is gorgeous! Holy heart eyes! Girls check out Evandro Soldati as well what a dream! South of France... now I know where to book my next holiday.

Yes you should definitely visit. London is lovely during late Spring.

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