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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.



Side Effects of the Pill 102: death
30 Jul 2015 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: contraceptive drugs, women's health
A contraception lesson from The Guardian website.


What makes a violent extremist?
29 Jul 2015 | FEATURES |  
tags: family breakdown, ISIS, shootings, terrorism
ISIS videos and hate preachers. Anything else?


Monkey business at Amazon as marriage scholar’s book is published
27 Jul 2015 | CONJUGALITY |  
tags: Ryan T. Anderson, same-sex marriage
Trolls try to manipulate reviews of Ryan Anderson's latest work.


Sponsors withdraw California suicide bill - for now
13 Jul 2015 | CAREFUL! |  
tags: California assisted suicide bill
Some of their own Democrat colleagues don't support it.


Public life after same-sex marriage: New Zealand
10 Jul 2015 | CONJUGALITY |  
tags: free speech, religious liberty, same-sex marriage
An attempt to deregister a charity, splits within churches may be signs of things to come.


Atlanta’s sacked fire chief: ‘I want my job back’
7 Jul 2015 | CONJUGALITY |  
tags: free speech, homosexuality
Americans should not have to choose between keeping their job and living out their faith.


Flight, fight, reform. What comes next for marriage defenders?
3 Jul 2015 | FEATURES |  
tags: same-sex marriage
Is withdrawing from the battle front really an option?


Family advocacy can be political and charitable, rules New Zealand judge
1 Jul 2015 | CONJUGALITY |  
tags: natural family, New Zealand, same-sex marriage
Deregistration after same-sex marriage campaign must be reviewed.


Father’s Day: The difference a dad makes
19 Jun 2015 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: fatherhood, parenting
Laughter, courage, self-control and security are all better with dad around.


‘Safe sex’ means risky sex for teenagers
18 Jun 2015 | FEATURES |  
tags: adolescents, HIV, risk compensation, safe sex
A new international study in links this message with earlier but not safer sex.


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