The fact that The End of Men was written before covid is incredibly impressive.
Reminiscent of World War Z, I loved the writing style. The rotating perspectives from mostly the medical or scientific community were interesting and terrifying. Early on, having these highly intelligent people basically scream into the void of government, bureaucracy, and public stupidity was frustrating and, sadly, incredibly realistic.
I enjoyed how much time Sweeney-Baird covered here, allowing us to see how the world reacted initially, throughout, and afterwards. It may have been a bit of a feminist utopia, but I can’t argue with her desire to lean into the changes in dating, politics, and society with a female majority. While I agree that society would be much better with more women in positions of power, I don’t think 90% of men dying off would basically solve everything.