There was a lot of excitement on Twitter last night leading up to Asking for It?:Reality Bites playing on RTÉ 2. Irish author Louise O'Neill hosted the documentary and there's no doubt she has a strong support system behind her. TV presenter Angela Scanlon, Thunder and Threads blogger Leanne Woodfull, and journalist Una Mullally all tweeted their support before the show aired.
As soon as the documentary started, a host of Irish personalities began tweeting their support of both Louise and her work on tackling consent, sexual assault, and rape culture in Ireland.
RTÉ radio presenter Eoghan McDermott appealed to TD Richard Bruton to have the documentary screened in secondary schools.
Singer Niall Breslin, who is well-known for speaking about stigma in Irish culture, tweeted his disappointment at how Irish society ignores the most important issues.
Blogger and journalist Rosemary Mac Cabe was quick to note that women should be treated humanly because they are human, and not because they are related to men.
Tbh I HATE this idea that men need to consider a woman as being THEIRS - their mother, daughter, wife - to view her as human. #AskingForIt— Rosemary Mac Cabe (@RosemaryMacCabe) November 1, 2016
RTÉ 2fm presenter Louise McSharry was delighted with the response the documentary was getting on social media but hoped that women weren't the only ones watching.
Great to see all the women on my timeline tweeting about #AskingForIt, I hope the men are watching it too.— Louise McSharry (@louisemcsharry) November 1, 2016
Radio presenter Louise Duffy and model Holly Caprenter were quick to praise Louise and the documentary.
Needless to say, the woman herself was delighted with the reaction.
Thanks to everyone who watched and tweeted. Let's keep this conversation going. #AskingForIt— Louise O' Neill (@oneilllo) November 2, 2016