Kate Holden is the author of the memoirs In My Skin and The Romantic: Italian Nights and Days.
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Taking stock of #MeToo
How do we make sense of such a complex movement?
A paean in an arcane language derived from ancient Egyptian and Greek; a ceremonial procession of men in Byzantine beards and robes; a supper table laid with platters of pizza and fried rice; a sermon aided by PowerPoint slides above a Madonna icon outlined …
In a lilac-painted acupuncture studio on a chic inner-urban shopping strip, a bunch of white folks are banging the crap out of some leather. There is an almighty clamour in a very small, shadowy room; sparkly earrings jiggle, hands slap away. Welcome …
The fencing lesson
Kim closes the door of her room. It's only seven in the morning and the child of her housemate is squalling ferociously on the other side. Kim would say something to the mother, but she doesn't want to get kicked out of this place. She's a nice Hong Kong …
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