Emma Freire

Emma Freire is a writer living in Sao Paulo, Brazil. She has also been published in The Federalist and The American Conservative.

Recent blog posts by this author

Stop Obsessing Over Generational Differences

Our society is obsessed with generational differences. The internet is awash with articles and studies analyzing Baby Boomers vs. millennials vs. Generation Z (or “Zoomers.”) Apparently, the babies being born right now are called “Generation Alpha...

Prince Harry and Meghan: Noblesse Without the Oblige?

It was inevitable. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, aka Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, were always going to quit the royal family. The countdown started after they publicly complained about how miserable they were in the documentary “Harry and...

Jane Austen Fans Deserve Better Than 'Sanditon'

“Sanditon” will debut on American television on Sunday, January 12 on PBS’ “Masterpiece,” though the series already aired on British television last fall. Fans of Jane Austen have been awaiting Sanditon with bated breath. Austen’s other novels...

Epstein Scandal Proves Monarchy Is More Answerable to the People Than Democracy

A huge number of famous individuals have been named in the Jeffrey Epstein scandal. The late pedophile’s connections included many elected officials like President Donald Trump, former President Bill Clinton, former New Mexico Governor Bill...

The Contradiction of the Negligent ‘Helicopter Parent’

In any discussion of modern child-rearing methods, you will inevitably hear the pejorative nickname “helicopter parents.” This denotes mothers and fathers who supposedly smother and cosset their offspring. These kids will grow up to be “snowflakes”...

An Overlooked Reason Fertility Rates May Be Falling

Last year, America’s fertility rate hit an all-time low. Commentators were quick to blame factors like student loan debt, the high cost of childcare, and family-unfriendly employment policies. But fertility rates are dropping across the world – in...

Why Do Older Women Criticize Young Mothers?

Intergenerational feuding seems to be inherent to human nature. Older people complain about “kids these days.” Younger people, in turn, believe their elders don’t grasp the realities of modern life. A recent study traced the earliest...

When Guests Come In, Your TV Should Go Off

Who leaves their TV on when hosting guests? The answer should be “no one.” Unfortunately, in real life the answer is “lots of people.” I have lost count of how often I’ve arrived at someone’s home as an invited guest while they were watching TV....

Parents, Your Kids Are More Flexible Than You Are

“I really want to do it. But I think will be so hard!” I said this to a fellow mother a few years ago. We were discussing my desire to move my son’s crib out of my bedroom and into the same room as his older sister. Her reply surprised me. “...

Can Royalty and Victimhood Co-Exist?

It seems like everyone wants to be a victim these days. Terms like “microaggression” and “safe space” came out of nowhere a few years ago and quickly entered common parlance. But how can you be a victim when you are part of the institution that...

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