The best moments of one of the most contentious Senate hearings in US history, which has pitted women against the powerful men who have overseen the culture of the US justice system for more than a century, was the witness’ defence of her profession.
But the hearing was also a watershed moment in the history of women’s legal rights in the United States.
The testimony of Judge Brett Kavanaugh, who has been accused of sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl in 1977, was a rare glimpse into a world where sexual misconduct is not tolerated.
It was an uncomfortable moment for women in the courtroom, who are typically seen as the epitome of the powerless.
The courtroom was also crowded with journalists and reporters from across the world, who were looking to get a look at what happened during the hearings.
And it was a moment in which women were given a rare platform to speak up and make their case.
While it was difficult to watch, the testimony of Ms. Rohm, the hairdresser, who is white, gave a vivid account of how she was treated in the industry.
Ms. Rohms testimony was especially poignant because it coincided with a week that has seen a rash of sexual assault allegations against Hollywood star Brett Ratner, a producer and former member of The Weinstein Co, who was accused of sexual misconduct in a report by former producer Harvey Weinstein.
Ms Rohm was a plaintiff in the case that was settled out of court.
But her testimony also touched on other issues.
She detailed the experience of working in a men’s hair salon in California in the late 1980s.
“There were two different women in my salon, but I would always go with one of them,” Ms. Rahm told the court.
“One of the women was a Caucasian woman, very tall, very strong, with very curly hair, and she was wearing makeup on top of her hair.
She was in her 40s and she had a very beautiful face.
She had an accent that made her seem very different from other white women, and I didn’t want to mess with her accent.”
I was not a big fan of makeup and I wasn’t going to mess up the look of her face.
“Ms. Rahms testified that the salon owner who was supposed to be her supervisor, “was really, really mean and was really nasty.
“Ms Rahm said that the owner of the salon told her that she looked beautiful, and that she was not the only one in the salon.”
She said, ‘You are a beauty and we have all of the beauty, but we can’t take any of you girls,'” Ms. Mohr testified.”
You are trying to save your business and the beauty of my salon.””
I said, I am just trying to help you out.
You are trying to save your business and the beauty of my salon.”
Ms Rohms also described how she saw her boss, a man named Don, repeatedly sexually harass her.
“He made sexual advances to me,” Ms Rohms testified.”[The owner] made it clear to him that she did not want to hire anyone that looked like me.
He said he was not going to put up with this behavior and that he would have me fired.”
Mr. Ratner was found guilty of sexual harassment, assault and battery, but was acquitted of all charges.
Ms Roo, who also worked in the hair salon, told the hearing that she felt pressured to lie about being raped by her boss.
“That was my employer,” Ms Roo said.
“And I would do anything to keep my job.”
Mr Ratner and his lawyers argued that Ms Rohm had lied under oath because she feared retaliation.
“If you are going to be the face of this case, you have to be willing to lie under oath,” Ms Ratner’s lawyer, Paul Duffy, said in closing arguments.
Ms Ratner said she was raped by Mr. Ratger in 1979, but the hearing is likely to have a lasting impact on the culture in which men and women are treated in American society.
“We’ve lost our voice and our voice is not going away,” Ms Rehm said.