Except Kamala Harris changed the ending
With composure, civility, and steely resolve, Harris held up her hand and told every man who has ever interrupted a woman: “Mr. vice-president, I’m speaking.”
She can handle Mike Pence.
Within minutes, “I’m speaking” was being printed on t-shirts, mugs, and other merch. The internet was turned upside down by memes. Most importantly, however, something changed in this moment. American women saw themselves in Senator Harris. Like them, she has suffered decades of “mansplaining,” not being listened to, and being talked over.
“I’m speaking,” is more than a quote-able meme. It is history. It marks the fork in the road, where women do not have to demur to men. Where being polite does not mean shutting up.
With two words and a fearless smile, Kamala Harris gave hope to women everywhere.