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 the Exploitation of Greta Thunberg

Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg, 16, became a global celebrity for her message of climate-change alarmism. “I want you to panic. I want you to feel the fear I feel every day. And then I want you to act,” she told the World Economic Forum...

Love to Read? Time to Hire a Book Curator.

“A home without books is a body without soul.” This Pinterest-ready quote is attributed – somewhat dubiously – to ancient Roman statesman Marcus Tullius Cicero. Today, some celebrities are taking it to heart. The rich and famous are lining up to...

How Bad Is the Dating Scene in American Churches?

“Where are the good Christian men?” That question is being asked by single Christian women across America. Discussions of this issue inevitably elicit a strong response. Everyone has their own theory about why it seems to be so hard for a single...

Surprising Parenting Advice From 'Vanity Fair'

Vanity Fair, by William Makepeace Thackeray, is a classic of English literature. The novel, which was published in serial form starting in 1847, offers a satirical look at society, manners, and human weakness. The plot centers on the scheming...

Children Deserve Better Than ‘Baby Shark’

Earlier this month, news broke that officials in Florida were blasting the children’s song “Baby Shark” on a loop to discourage homeless people from sleeping in a local park. In other words, that song is considered to be unbearable. It will drive...

Melinda Gates’ Love Letter to the Pill

“Contraceptives are the greatest life-saving, poverty-ending, women-empowering innovation ever created.” That’s the message of Melinda Gates, wife of one of the world’s richest men, in her new book The Moment of Lift: How Empowering Women Changes...

Why I Love Flying With My Children

Vacation season is upon us. That means parents all over America are losing sleep worrying about the question: How do I survive air travel with my kids? New parents in particular tremble at the prospect of their first flight with baby. Here’s my...

The Misery of Modern MLM

“Hi Emma! How are you? It's been years!!” I received this message from a woman who added me on Facebook. The years, by my count, were at least 20. And our contact was pretty limited even back then. My parents were friends with her parents during...

‘I Am Mother’: Brainless Diversion… but With a Darker Point

Warning: contains spoilers Post-apocalyptic shows and movies never seem to go out of style. Netflix is trying to corner part of this lucrative market with its own original content. Their latest addition to the canon is a movie called “I am Mother...

Netherlands Discovers ‘Achilles Heel’ of Euthanasia

Has the Netherlands found the “Achilles heel” of Euthanasia? That’s the question quietly being asked in Dutch medical circles. The Netherlands was the first country in the world to legalize euthanasia in 2002, and death-by-fatal-injection has...

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