Shortly after the testimony of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford regarding sexual assault allegations against him, Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh took the hot seat to testify in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee.
While Dr. Ford’s testimony was widely regarded as credible, measured, and ultimately human, Judge Kavanaugh appeared enraged, frequently interrupting senators and in some cases, replying to their questions with the same question.
To many, a recently viral photo is summing it up well.
every woman in this pic tho pic.twitter.com/6Y2SvY4YlU
— Gustavo Luis (@verygooster) September 27, 2018
As Kavanaugh appears to sneer, the women behind him—including his mother Martha and wife Ashley—appear horrified.
A closer look:
Interestingly enough, nearly all the women in the picture support Kavanaugh’s confirmation. From left to right, the women are Kavanaugh’s mother Judge Martha Kavanaugh, friend Martha Cox Kaplan, wife Ashley Kavanaugh, friend Suzanne Mattan and former clerk Zina Bash.
The moment is only a snapshot, but from this picture Twitter users read a thousand words.
the faces of the women behind kavanaugh are absolutely unreal https://t.co/8wCtT4NHtI
— w.e.b. da boyyy (@rodb) September 27, 2018
So, filling the space behind Kavanaugh with women seems to have backfired pretty spectacularly. https://t.co/3ncpOXELcM
— Sandra Damiana Swan (@damianaswan) September 27, 2018
I won’t retweet a pic of Kavanaugh’s whiny tantrum rapistface so here’s two women sitting behind him at the hearing. pic.twitter.com/T3b842tGXb
— Kitchenwitch Hazel ⌛️ (@HazelMonforton) September 27, 2018
The women behind Judge Kavanaugh are wearing their thoughts on their faces. pic.twitter.com/s8nSd6gRja
— Chrιs Μarvεl✊🏽 (@ChrisMarvel) September 27, 2018
The faces reflect many of the thoughts shared by women on Twitter throughout the hearing.
I think lots of us—men and women alike—have come across entitled douchey frat boys who regard women as playthings. Kavanaugh seems to fit the type.
— Linda (@phillyeagleinmi) September 27, 2018
It's pretty clear from this testimony that Kavanaugh is using the "Trump Sexual Assault for Dummies Playbook:
— Holly Fιɢυeroα O'Reιlly (@AynRandPaulRyan) September 27, 2018
Someone who works at a text therapy app tells me that they’ve been overwhelmed today because of the Kavanaugh hearing.
— Ema O'Connor (@o_ema) September 27, 2018
There was a marked difference between Kavanaugh’s temperament and that of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford.