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US Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh listens during the first day of his confirmation hearing in front of the US Senate on Capitol Hill in Washington DC, on September 4, 2018. - Photo by Brendan Smialowski / AFP) (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

1,600 men took out a full-page ad in The New York Times to voice their support for Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, the Stanford University professor who alleges Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her at a party when they were high school students,  in a move which mirrors a similar ad placed in the same newspaper by women 27 years ago to honor Anita Hill, whose testimony regarding the sexual harassment she endured while employed by Justice Clarence Thomas has taken on a sobering resonance in the #MeToo era.

Pictured below is the ad women took out for Anita Hill in 1991, in which those who participated proclaimed they were "outraged by the racist and sexist treatment of Professor Anita Hill, an African American woman who was maligned and castigated for daring to speak publicly of her own experience of sexual abuse":

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