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.
‘I’ve changed my mind’: a gay activist reverses stand on wedding cake row
5 Feb 2016 | CONJUGALITY |
Discrimination against people should be unlawful, but not against ideas.
Guns, brains and what really makes an adult
4 Feb 2016 | FEATURES |
A proposal to raise the gun age to 25 in the US raises some deep questions.
Pronouns and the march of gender diversity
15 Jan 2016 | CONJUGALITY |
'My pronouns' can become a weapon against 'heteronormativity'.
Was there anything really new about the New Year’s Eve attacks in Cologne?
13 Jan 2016 | FEATURES |
Not if you look at the big picture of sexual crimes.
Founder of Femen Brazil now makes war on feminism
6 Jan 2016 | FEATURES |
Sara Fernanda Giromin discovers motherhood and happiness.
You’re a good show, Charlie Brown Christmas!
18 Dec 2015 | FEATURES |
Fifty years on, the animated cartoon still captures the reason for the season.
Polyamorists build their movement
17 Dec 2015 | CONJUGALITY |
Meeting in California, of course.
Liberal media outlet gives Ryan Anderson a fair hearing
14 Dec 2015 | CONJUGALITY |
Yes, this is news, and thanks to The Atlantic.
My Life on the Road: a feminist’s journey
11 Dec 2015 | FEATURES |
Gloria Steinem looks back but avoids the present in her new memoir.
Abortion, guns and crazy loners: a toxic mix
1 Dec 2015 | FEATURES |
Would this madness have happened if Planned Parenthood's only business was saving lives?
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