The male ego has been running this circus for a lot longer than two thousand years. The world was not a hippie commune free of testosterone-induced wars and misogyny before Constantine; and man-made ecological disasters were reality long before the era of industrialization, because the environment wasn't something that, say, the ancient Greeks gave a fuck about.
Dig the book. It's given me many laughs.
Ps. If any of my Professors were as irritating and unprofessional lecturers as your main character, I would storm out of the lecture hall and file a complaint for pushing a personal agenda. Most of my teachers are fucking ordained pastors, and still manage to remain academically impartial, unlike your Stu.