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The Mental Load with Emma, Corinne Pearlman and Laura Snoad, chaired by Mariel NO

Thursday 25th October 18:30 at London - Gower Street

‘Almost every woman I know bore the mental load, but when we talked about it, it was only in anecdotes. When I realised it had a name and was studied by sociologists and feminists, I felt relieved and thought other women would be too. So I made a comic to explain what the mental load is.’ – Emma
 
Join Emma, the creator of incisive, funny and fiercely feminist new comic The Mental Load, on a rare trip to the UK as she discusses gender roles, income inequality and myriad feminist issues with Creative Director at Myriad Editions Corinne Pearlman, and design journalist Laura Snoad, chaired by illustrator and gal-dem's arts & culture editor, Mariel NO.

The Mental Load is Emma's first English language collection, and deals with themes ranging from maternity leave, domestic violence, the clitoris, and the violence of the medical world on women during childbirth – as well as the everyday outrages and absurdities of immigrant rights, income equality and police violence.

With unpaid domestic and emotional labour very much on the minds of modern women, destroying the concept of the mental load as ‘women’s work’ is the next feminist frontier.
Mariel, Emma, Corinne and Laura will discuss this, as well as questions from the audience, and Emma will be signing copies of The Mental Load.

All tickets include a complimentary glass of wine or soft drink. Buy online, instore or call 020 7636 1577
London - Gower Street Waterstones, London - Gower Street
Thursday 25th October 18:30
£18 including a copy of The Mental Load
£8 / £6 students and Waterstones cardholders

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