[I thought the title was original but googling revealed that it wasn’t. Oh well.]
So this guy had a case of post-tenure Tourette’s. This gave a bunch of folks a bad case of the vapors. This post-tenure pre-Tourette dude was particularly apoplectic — in that understated academic way. Money quote:
“There are lots and lots of women that are medievalists,” he said. “Honestly, young women medievalists are probably the future of the field at this point because they seem to be doing the most interesting work.”
Sorry Mr. Fresh PhD — this field is going to be dominated by women, so don’t let the door hit you on the way out, and check your privilege!