World war z used to be one of my favorite books. I really love fake history books and thought this one was well done.
However I just noticed the awful misogyny present in it. The first female character in the story is slapped because she's seen as hysterical by her boss. The first female character to be interviewed talks about how she cries seeing her weight on a scale, how she's shallow and how her husband doesn't pay attention to her. Then the worst I think is when he describes a traumatized feral child as having a dancers body, gorgeous or prewar supermodel 🤮. Some of the female characters are ok but the way he describes their body like no other male character gives me the awful impression he had one hand on his peen while writing 🤮.
Reading books written by men makes me realize just how much they see us as mere caricatures. Any of you know other good books similar to world war z concept written by women?