You should’ve asked

I came across a French cartoon about the division of household chores, made by a wonderful feminist cartoonist called Emma. Not much of her work had been translated previously so I got in touch and asked if I could translate her “Fallait demander” cartoon for my English friends to read.

It was a quick-fire translation and I didn’t imagine it would get quite so much traction, but it turns out that it’s such a universal theme that it became just as popular in the UK, US and Australia as it was in France, where it got picked up by multiple media sources.

Emma’s book is coming out in France soon, and I hope an English version will be available too, it’s certainly worth a read!

My translation of the cartoon, “You should’ve asked”, is on the English page of her website, here:


Certainly food for thought. Enjoy!