Doree Shafrir

Doree Shafrir

podcaster, author, newsletter writer

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Me on pregnancy social media: "I was awash in earth-toned nurseries and ethereal, long-haired pregnant women in Dôen dresses. Everyone seemed like they were 26 and gorgeous, and I was 41 and puking my brains out."

And yet I do think there's been a significant shift in women's media overall: "If you opened up an issue of Jane or Lucky no one looked like they were over 25. It was like the second you turned 35 you did not matter at all to women’s media, and I think that has really changed."

Current mental state: binge watching The Lincoln Lawyer

the LA moms are getting panicky that bookings at their overpriced Big Bear Airbnbs are way down

I spoke with Mary Catherine Starr, aka momlife_comics, about why people freaked out about her comic about peaches:

Her comics highlight issues of mental load and emotional labor in heterosexual relationships with kids that, I suspect, some people want to believe no longer exist — which is why her comic engendered such a reaction.

As Starr put it to me: “When you have kids, for the majority of us, not all of us, the cultural standards and the expectations of parents are so strong that a lot of us have slipped back into the roles we never thought we'd be in.”

"It is wildly expensive for women to achieve any semblance of a work-life balance. It takes a village, and that village costs a shit ton."

In the absence of a word for making a parenting decision that your partner thinks is wrong but then you’re proven right when your exhausted 3-year-old falls asleep almost immediately I’m just going to go with “drunk with power”

The best friends are the ones who you can text the things that should not be tweeted, and some of you don’t have those friends and it shows 😬


Yes delete your period app. But also don’t arrange rides for people to get abortions on Facebook. Don’t google “where to get an abortion” if you live in Texas. Don’t go to a protest unmasked. The privacy violations that are coming go so much deeper than period apps.

Use Signal or another encrypted app for communication. Use Duck Duck Go as your browser. Wear a mask. Pay for your pregnancy test in cash and don’t scan your Target circle app at the register.

Ooof I'm already seeing people citing the new SIDS research as reason not to practice safe sleep with their infants. Read the study!! the enzyme they're talking about is correlative, not causative, and they explicitly say that it's still important to practice safe sleep methods

This breakdown of male vs. female dialogue in films is amazing (& depressing)

(con't) really resonated. They blamed Jewish bankers for the hyperinflation of the 1920s, for undermining Germany from within.

“Thought this was bullshit until A Man told me it was a thing”

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I'm not ready for the redemption of Sean Spicer*#emmys  * will never be ready

Yi-Fen Chou is real, she went to high school w/Michael Derrick Hudson, & she is not happy he’s been using her name

Here's a story for someone in LA media: write about all of the private and religious schools that are FULLY open under "day camp" waivers from LA County.

Hey, people working in tech! Take my survey on discrimination and harassment, please.