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.
To strengthen schools, start with the family
20 Sep 2016 | FAMILY EDGE |
New research shows family structure is strongly linked to educational success.
Great novels about romance
19 Sep 2016 | FEATURES |
Readers, give us your suggestions for best novels about romance and marriage.
Jane Austen to Bridget Jones: You have completely lost the plot
16 Sep 2016 | FEATURES |
A third Bridget Jones movie is too much for Miss Austen.
All the lonely people - have they no one of their own?
12 Sep 2016 | FEATURES |
Loneliness has become a public health crisis, say experts.
Are video games killing work for young men?
8 Sep 2016 | CONNECTING |
Lower-skilled men in their 20s increased leisure time by four hours a week in the last 15 years.
Why don’t you just marry yourself?
2 Sep 2016 | CONJUGALITY |
Sologamy must be the meanest of modern marriage myths.
Getting America onto the right track
30 Aug 2016 | FEATURES |
A few things have improved, says a Heritage report, but the moral ecology is fragile.
Go ahead, ban me, but I’ll never say a man is a woman!
26 Aug 2016 | CONJUGALITY |
A UK parenting website has to give 'transphobists' a say.
Burkini bans: the extremism of not appearing naked
18 Aug 2016 | FEATURES |
If the Muslim swimsuit is extreme, what is today’s bikini?
For the richer, not the poorer: marriage as a class affair
17 Aug 2016 | FAMILY EDGE |
New research shows an alarming marriage gap in Europe.
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