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I groped a woman by mistake. Why did no one say anything?

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I grabbed a woman’s breast on the MTR the other day. A few days earlier, I had done the same in a pub. I can be excused for my transgressions; I’m blind and use a white cane. Still, I was perplexed that my actions, accompanied by an instant apology, drew not a single response from my victims or bystanders.

Perhaps the situation is symptomatic of how the #MeToo movement against sexual harassment and assault still has not made a meaningful mark in Hong Kong. There have been isolated cases, the most notable one being sports star Vera Lui’s allegation against her former hurdling coach, but it’s nothing like the avalanche of claims over the past year against high-profile men and women in the United States in entertainment, business, religion, the media and politics.

Barely a day goes by, it would seem, without someone pointing a finger or corroborating a claim; the list of accused people since The New York Times published its October 5, 2017 Harvey Weinstein story – which said the Hollywood mogul had paid off at least eight women and was accused of harassing many others – is as impressive as it is repugnant.

Watch: Do not feel shame, sexual assault victim says

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