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

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...

Extreme Marie Kondo: Could You Give Up all Your Worldly Goods?

Marie Kondo’s Netflix show “Tidying Up” is a smash hit. Thrift stores all over America have seen a spike in donations - to the extent that some have had to impose limits on how much people can donate. The premise of the show is simple: in each...

What Amazon’s Documentary ‘Lorena’ Teaches About American Society

Over the past several years, America has been deluged with documentaries, movies, and limited series revisiting the great media frenzies of the 1990s (OJ Simpson, Waco, Tonya Harding, etc). These shows are entertaining, but they also play a more...

The Good Christian Men Will Be out There... Eventually

“Where are the good Christian men?” Christian journalist Rod Dreher posed that question in an article for The American Conservative, which was republished by Intellectual Takeout this week. Dreher had just met Anna Hitchings, a 32-year old Catholic...

Friends Don’t Let Friends Marry the Wrong Person

In recent weeks, royal media coverage has focused on the birth of baby Archie Harrison, son of Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex. That means the British tabloids are taking a short break from their other favorite topic: the alleged feud...

Congratulations, Harry and Meghan! Now It’s Time for a Second Baby.

Congratulations to Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, on the birth of their baby boy! As a fellow parent, I would like to offer them some advice. Harry and Meghan, you need to have a second baby as soon as possible. And no, I don’t...

Keep Your Screens Away From My Kids!

Recently, we’ve been hearing a great deal about how some parents — usually wealthier, more educated ones — ban their kids from looking at screens. In October, the New York Times ran a series of stories about how tech executes in Silicon Valley...

Easter Egg Hunts and Deluded Political Ideologies

Ah, Easter egg hunts. They’re a fun, wholesome, all-American tradition. Or are they? As many parents can attest, Easter egg hunts also have a dark side. Last Saturday, my husband and I took our four-year-old daughter and two-year-old son to...

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