Part of apologetics is being honest, as our own Karl Keating has written in our materials.
As far as I know, that is a true statement by St. Augustine. In fact, it really doesn't depart much from the 14 centuries that proceeded him. Women were not seen as called for study of letters or much in the way of work.
Contrary to feminist theory, this was not some kind of expression of matriphobilc anger. Rather, it was pretty much the standard practice of virtually all civilizations, the Israelites included. The purpose, in my reading of history, was that of roles (something totally repugnant today, even among some 'conservative' Catholics): Women have a very special intimate relationship with God and are called to fulfill that role perfectly.
The trouble is that some men would take advantage of women or even their wives and act as tyrants. Clearly, this is not a natural relationship God intended.
With the social revolutions of the 1960s and 1970s (with some, um, interesting funding) women were told to 'free themselves' of men (a completely defective statement).
I'm not arguing against education of women, especially given that scarcity of resources is far less of a consideration in the modern era. However, if education is pursued in a manner so as to defy the beautiful role as mother, then there is clearly an objective problem. We can observe this in Europe and the United States with plunging fertility rates (in the US, we are only growing because of Hispanic immigration).
I think that it's sort of a moot point to argue because the Wall Street Journal just ran a fascinating article on the myth of what a college education does. It did not approach the qualitative aspects of one (as we know, virtually all schools are utterly bereft of anything but contempt for God- and the quality of education is rather poor.) It rather focused on expected earnings with the assumption of a lifetime of full-time employment, an impossibility for women assuming children are part of one's life.
Long touted as a million dollar ticket, a college degree on average is now estimated to be worth barely over $250 000 compared to a lifetime of earnings without it. I don't think this even adujusts for inflation (earnings are in the distant future and should be discounted with inflation and wage cuts.)
So, I really would get to upset with this quote about St. Augustine. Certainly we would all agree that some changes that have occured like mixed gyms is a clear, obvious occassion for sin (many women in fact demand separate rooms so they are not oogled.) But again, I think a re-discovery of the deep, special connection with God as a life-bearer (something us men can never have) is important. And remember men, we are called to be ready to die for our wives like Christ died for His Church, so love is not often a silly movie or TV glamor series!