Perhaps the best reason of all to take David Gilmour's U of T he-man literature course? (The quoted words are the thoughts of a commenter named "olonzac".)
Update: Oh, wait--now he's "under fire" for shunning Atwood and other chick novelists. I bet he'd rather quit than have to teach, say, The Handmaid's Tale.
Update: Ironically enough, Gilmour's plight is not unlike that of Coleman Silk, the protagonist of Philip Roth's The Human Stain, who is also blindsided by charges of sexism.