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The Mental Load by Emma

The Mental Load

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The Mental Load by Emma
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Oct 23, 2018 | 216 Pages
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    Dec 18, 2018 | 216 Pages

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“Emma’s strong, smart, clear-eyed book gives us the language (and the urgent desire) to shout from the rooftops about the maddening, unacknowledged injustices women face every day. It validates all the thoughts I have about being a woman and didn’t have words for.” —Liana Finck, author of Passing for Human: A Graphic Memoir

“[Emma’s drawings] show how comics can break down something that seems complicated with utmost clarity. The idea of the mental load shines attention on how women so often become, by default, the household manager, organizing what needs to be done, so that a man expects to be asked to do tasks instead of executing them on his own initiative. The story creates an intimate flowchart of household routine; Emma illustrates just how effective even the most basic comics can be at crystallizing social dynamics.” –Hillary Chute, New York Times Book Review

“French cartoonist Emma raises issues of inequality … with humor and humanity, using short statements accompanied by disarmingly charming cartoons that point out the absurdities of some common social conventions and beliefs.” –PopMatters.com

“The Mental Load
, a feminist comic by Emma, takes readers on a journey of awakening that is at once delightfully whimsical and frustratingly serious. The graphic stories take aim at the way women’s unpaid caregiving and labor is invisible, undervalued and expected at home, and how it shapes and limits their experiences and career trajectories at work. An eye-opening gem.”
               –Brigid Schulte, award-winning journalist, author of the New York Times bestselling Overwhelmed: How to Work, Love & Play When No One Has the Timeand director of The Better Life Lab at New America

“Every activist is an alchemist at heart, transforming the familiar into the political. Emma does it by applying forensic objectivity to the everyday, to create visual essays which are transformative agents of change.” —Jacky Fleming, author of The Trouble With Women

“Manages to blend the personal and the political with precise, honest insights. . . .a likely gift buy to mark feminist friendships.” —Publishers Weekly

“The gender wars of household chores.” —The Guardian. 

“Full of fire, fun and humour, Emma is a political cartoonist for our times. Don’t miss this book.”
 Laurie Penny

“Funny and relevant, this is a book to slip on all your colleagues’ desks.” —Elle

“Emma talks about the clitoris like nobody else.” —Huffington Post

“Her comics perfectly explain the mental load that women bear in the household.”–Marie Claire

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