Britain’s embattled prime minister Theresa May isn’t everyone’s cup of tea.

From her Brexit policy to her response to the Grenfell fire last year, as well as her awkward dancing and robotic interviews, there’s plenty to criticise. As prime minister, being one of the most mocked figured in politics comes with the territory.

But a photograph taken at an EU leaders conference in Salzburg, Austria, is causing a stir online for uncharacteristically positive reasons. May, standing out in red, is seen next to a group of men in dark suits, looking back at them as they walk behind her.

For all her (many) flaws, the photo highlights the sad fact that, as a national leader, May is working in an exceedingly male-dominated field.

With the exception of Britain, Lithuania, Estonia, Croatia and Germany, all other EU member nations are led by men.

The photo has been widely shared on Twitter.

But others insinuated that the photo is a visible representation for how May and the EU are at odds with one another in Brexit negotiations.

While the picture is undoubtedly inspiring, 2017 research revealed that austerity – the program of cuts to government spending endorsed by May’s party – hits women the hardest. So let’s not go giving out the feminist prizes quite yet.

In Salzburg, May appeared frustrated during a press conference, revealing a lack of progress in Brexit talks just months away from Britain's official EU exit date.

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