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The Mental Load by Emma
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really liked it
bookshelves: graphic-novels, library, nonfiction

The mental load is an intersectional feminist comic that uses simple illustrations to convey current issues. While the content goes beyond this, the main focus here is on the domestic. We already know about the imbalance in hours spent on activities such as cooking, cleaning, and child care, and how that negatively impacts women (especially those who work full time), but what about the impact of the mental load? The strain that comes from mentally balancing the dozens of seemingly small tasks in the household that men are, too often, blind to?

The Mental Load is a French comic translated into English, but the majority of the content found here should be relatable to American readers. The author and illustrator, Emma, does a wonderful job stating and illustrating her arguments. This is especially true in a chapter that finds a western-friendly way to explain the hijab. While the font choice is unfortunate, the content is worth your time.
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Reading Progress

October 28, 2018 – Started Reading (Audio CD Edition)
October 28, 2018 – Started Reading
October 28, 2018 – Shelved
October 28, 2018 –
71.0% "Checking out this fascinating French feminist comic. Some of the content isn’t culturally relevant to me (for example, the section of childbirth talks about a procedure that is atypical in the US), buy the majority really is" (Audio CD Edition)
October 28, 2018 – Shelved as: library
October 28, 2018 – Shelved as: graphic-novels
October 28, 2018 – Shelved as: nonfiction
October 28, 2018 – Finished Reading

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