Well, sure, this could be what happened:
There was no real contest in the vice-presidential debate between Kamala Harris and Mike Pence. Harris wiped the floor with him. Pence ignored, patronized and talked over the two women in the room. Her strategy was cool competence. His was sexist entitlement.
I don’t know. I didn’t watch it. But that report here is brought to you by Jill Filipovic. Strong and independent woman beats off challenge by sexist patriarch. Sure, it could have happened that way. But then Ms. Filipovic would review Winnie the Pooh by claiming strong and independent woman beats off challenge by sexist patriarch so I’m not entirely sure whether to believe her.