#MeToo - Why RSVP stands with you

In the wake of the Harvey Weinstein scandal, you may have noticed that many women have been posting the hashtag #MeToo on their social media channels. This is in response to a tweet that was sent out by actress Alyssa Milano that read: “If all the women who have been sexually harassed or assaulted wrote ‘Me too’ as a status, we might give people a sense of the magnitude of the problem.” It only took hours for this powerful suggestion to take hold, with The Washington Post reporting that By 4 a.m. Monday morning more than 200,000 #MeToo tweets were published. The response wasn’t just limited to Twitter with 80,000 people also said to be “talking about this” on Facebook on Monday. As the week rolled on, it is said that a million people have tweeted using the hashtag, with more and 3.6bn people being reached by the tweets.

It should also be noted that it isn’t just women posting about this important issue. Out of the barrage of tweets, it’s reported that men are accounting for 30% of those sent discussing #MeToo. RSVP just wanted to take this moment to reiterate that as an organisation it stands for people being able to meet people and date in a safe and respectful way. It also stands with the women who are sharing their stories or simply just putting their hands up and adding to the conversation reiterating that such behaviour is not okay and will not be tolerated. It is RSVP's mission to ensure that no such behaviour will take place on our site. If you have any further questions or if you ever need to report an incident - you can reach our customer support team here or via the chat window on our website.

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