People Are Sharing This Photo Of Male Republicans Sitting Behind Their Female Prosecutor At The Kavanaugh Hearing

“We’re just a bunch of boys, hiding behind a lady, asking another lady why she wants to ruin the life of one of our boys.”

This is what Christine Blasey Ford is looking at as she describes her sexual assault.

But people also started sharing this specific photo of Mitchell, who sat in front of the 11 white male GOP members during Thursday’s hearing as she questioned Ford.

The picture was taken by Tom Williams, a photographer for Roll Call.

The Republicans and their “female assistant.” 📷 credit @pennstatetom

Some wondered why the senators asked Mitchell to do the questioning in the first place.

Others suggested Mitchell was being used as a “human shield” to protect the male senators from looking bad in interrogating Ford.

If these male Senators need a woman to do their jobs, shouldn't we make it official and replace them with women? #KavanaughHearings https://t.co/25UnJ8apNX

They needed a woman to do it because they would have fucked it up real quick https://t.co/jnZWvK3KW9

We're just a bunch of boys, hiding behind a lady, asking another lady why she wants to ruin the life of one of our boys https://t.co/IHju1MWrBA

Others argued the photo was representative of broader gender politics in the US.

she is carrying their water https://t.co/GbbRtUzCar

We as women are the issue a lot of the times... if we would all unite together then men would not always hold the power. Instead we are content doing the dirty work for them instead. https://t.co/zgw2MPL67Y

The picture was also called “a photo for the history books” that people will remember in years to come.

Photo for the history books by Tom Williams at Getty Images

This photo by Tom Williams @Reuters is going to quickly become one of those iconic photos that remind future generations of this historic day. https://t.co/1HxRmU8cai

Still, after a day of emotional testimony from both Ford and Kavanaugh, many simply felt this one photo spoke volumes.

This picture is worth more than a thousand words. (Tom Williams/Pool via @Reuters)