I referred to the number students in the room as between 230 and 303. Actually it was about sixty. 230 and 303 were room numbers. Thanks to Kathy Shaidle for pointing this out.
It doesn't change the basic point, ( the man was still outnumbered 50-to-1 by the male students) which Kathy Shaidle put this way:
Yes, there were men who pretended to be women so they could sneak onto Titanic lifeboats — but they were reviled ever after. There was a time, a very long time, when no man worthy of the name would have slunk out of that classroom to save his skin. Hell, I was in the peace movement with pacifist men who wouldn't have walked out.
I don't know what possibility is more disturbing: that I'm one of the only people I've ever met with the balls to state this opinion in public (I said the same thing in a Toronto Star piece on the 10th anniversary) — or that many Canadians feel the same way but "don't want to say anything."