RTÉ's 'Asking For It' Documentary Sparked A Huge Reaction On Twitter Last Night
An important watch
Last night, RTÉ aired a documentary by Irish author Louise O'Neill which focused on sexual violence and consent in Ireland.
Examining our culture around sex and attitudes towards survivors of sexual violence, it was an eye-opening hour of television that addressed one of the most pertinent issues in Ireland today.
The show generated a huge response online, with the country's legal system and education around rape all coming under the microscope.
If you missed it, you can catch up on RTÉ Player here.
Here's what people thought...
Uncomfortable to watch and brilliant, #AskingForIt was an eye opener. Man bashing? No way. It highlights massive Irish cultural problems.— Conor O'Carroll (@AhHere) November 1, 2016
Can we show this in all secondary schools, please? #AskingForIt— Linnea Dunne (@linneadunne) November 1, 2016
Ched Evans defendants, pay attention: a not guilty verdict means there's not enough proof to convict, not that she was lying #AskingForIt— Rosemary Mac Cabe (@RosemaryMacCabe) November 1, 2016
a simple thing #askingforit taught me is that persuasion to do something is not consent and unfortunately so many ppl dont even realise that— emma jane 🐰 (@Emma_O_Donnell) November 2, 2016
Some people are more angry at what #AskingForIt is bringing up than the fact that it's an issue in the first place 👀— Chaela ⚫️ (@GoChaela) November 2, 2016
Excellent #AskingForIt Seriously thought provoking. Challenged me to reflect on my own thoughts and attitudes— Sinéad NíChathasaigh (@SinneyBaby) November 2, 2016
#AskingForIt was so eye opening. Genuinely stuck with me & broke my heart. We need to stop the stigma & start talking about these things— Dana Kelly (@danakelly111) November 2, 2016
Everyone needs to watch #AskingForIt - such a well made, informative documentary about the prevalent problem of rape culture in Ireland— Laura Somers (@LauraSomers1) November 1, 2016