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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.



Stephanie’s journey: a dying mother campaigns for life
28 May 2015 | CAREFUL! |  
tags: assisted suicide, California
You see life differently when death is imminent.


A polyphobic reflection
26 May 2015 | CONJUGALITY |  
tags: non-monogamy, polyamory
The next marriage equality issue will be polyamory.


Same-sex parenting studies: the re-analysis scoreboard
22 May 2015 | CONJUGALITY |  
tags: Paul Sullins, same-sex parenting
Then there's the four top “no difference” studies based on corrupt data...


The punishment of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev
20 May 2015 | FEATURES |  
tags: Boston Marathon bombings, death penalty
Reasons not to execute the Boston Marathon bomber.


Conceived in violence, children of Boko Haram captives may bring meaning to mothers’ lives
14 May 2015 | FEATURES |  
tags: Boko Haram, motherhood, rape
We should not jump to conclusions about motherhood after rape.


Will 2015 be the last Mother’s Day ever?
8 May 2015 | FEATURES |  
tags: Mother's Day, same-sex marriage
The family is evolving, so perhaps we have finished with this celebration.


The Charlie Hebdo PEN award for courage is misplaced
7 May 2015 | FEATURES |  
tags: blasphemy, Charlie Hebdo, free speech
Mocking and degrading revered religious figures comes too close to hatred of believers.


How safe is Gardasil for young girls?
4 May 2015 | FEATURES |  
tags: Gardasil, HPV, infertility
An Australian doctor’s experience with menopausal teenagers raises serious concerns.


A good day at the Supreme Court
1 May 2015 | CONJUGALITY |  
tags: same-sex marriage, US Supreme Court
Why the rush to redefine marriage? ask justices.


A startling admission at same-sex marriage hearing
30 Apr 2015 | CONJUGALITY |  
tags: religious liberty, same-sex marriage, US Supreme Court
Obama's solicitor says he 'doesn't know' the effect on religious schools.


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