In an interview the writer David Gilmour – a freelance professor of English at the University of Toronto – said he was not interested in female writers and declined to teach their works in his course.
The roof fell in.
He said it because:
It was the truth.
He wanted to shock.
He wanted to be amusing.
He wanted the publicity.
He wanted to be interesting.
He hoped women, or at least one woman, would love him for it.
Si tacuisses philosophus mansisses (Boethius, 476–524)
(If you had remained silent, you would have remained a philosopher.)