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Carolyn Moynihan

Carolyn Moynihan is a New Zealand journalist with a special interest in family issues. She began her working life as a secondary school teacher but always fancied the life of the scribe. Too late, she realised that the latter is even more work than teaching Shakespeare to 15-year-olds and the pay is generally less. Being a reluctant geek, she has never quite got over the surprise of finding herself the deputy editor of an online magazine—a pleasant sensation for the most part.

She once wrote a book—the history of New Zealand’s own anti-porn movement in its heyday—for which she got mixed reviews and no awards. She lives in the country’s largest city, Auckland, which is three hours by plane from Sydney—the hub of MercatorNet—and too far for comfort from anywhere else of importance. Still, it is a very nice vantage point from which to meddle in the affairs of the world.



How Michael Brown’s death really challenges us
27 Nov 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: black America, family structure, Ferguson
The rage and handwringing will be for nothing if the state of the black family is not addressed.


A funny thing happened on the way to gender equality in Norway
25 Nov 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: evolutionary psychology, gender theory, Norway
A comedian found there was no science to support it.


The music of man and of woman
21 Nov 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: Humanum, interreligious dialogue, marriage
A new affirmation of marriage by world religious leaders.


Little heroes? Or victims of an experiment?
21 Nov 2014 | CONJUGALITY |  
tags: gender identity disorder, transgender
Hundreds of young children are being prepped for a transsexual future.


India’s war on women turns deadly
14 Nov 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: India, population control, sterilisation camps
Thirteen women have died as a result of the latest mass sterilisation camp.


Children in care: Australia’s adoption challenge
11 Nov 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: adoption, Australia, foster care
A rethink of adoption would help thousands of children in foster care, among others, says a new report.


Ten books that changed my world
7 Nov 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: book lists, literature
Less dramatic than it sounds, to be sure, but still formative.


For richer, for poorer: the difference marriage makes to family fortunes
4 Nov 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: family structure, marriage culture, poverty
If we care about the poor we ought to care about marriage.


Gay rights, privacy and the Apple CEO
31 Oct 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: Apple, homosexuality, privacy
Timothy Cook has stumped up as a gay icon. What will be the effect on other public figures?


When Iran hanged a woman for killing her rapist, it showed how senseless all capital punishment is
28 Oct 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: capital punishment, Iran, rape
Whatever really happened, Reyhaneh deserved to live.


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