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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.



Earth Day brings lessons in the nature of things
22 Apr 2015 | FEATURES |  
tags: climate change, environmentalism, natural law
The greens are right, we have to respect nature – all of it.


Hillary’s family values pitch
14 Apr 2015 | FEATURES |  
tags: 2016 elections, abortion, family values, feminism, Hillary Clinton
Mrs Clinton has finally outed herself as a pro-woman, pro-family candidate for the US presidency.


Who will inherit the earth? Not atheists, anyway
10 Apr 2015 | FEATURES |  
tags: demography, religion
New research shows that the religious population is growing faster than the non-religious.


Same-sex parenting and emotional harm: critiquing the critics
7 Apr 2015 | FEATURES |  
tags: same-sex marriage, same-sex parenting, SCOTUS
The least harm deniers could do is read the studies they are attacking.


‘Honour crimes’, the saddest way to dishonour a family
2 Apr 2015 | FEATURES |  
tags: honour killings, Islam, women's dignity
Thousands of women are slaughtered or maimed each year in the name of family honour. How can this be stopped?


Troubles tend to multiply for kids in broken families
30 Mar 2015 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: child wellbeing, crime, family structure, mental illness, substance abuse
They are more likely to live with someone who's had substance abuse or mental health problems.


Closing the gender gap in education: lessons from Iceland
26 Mar 2015 | FEATURES |  
tags: gender equality, single sex schooling, STEM
Single-sex education has an unexpected champion – a Nordic gender feminist.


British childcare worker case tests freedom of expression
20 Mar 2015 | CONJUGALITY |  
tags: European Union, freedom of speech, homosexuality, UK
A recent EU declaration supports claims of discrimination against Christians.


A gay dispute over same-sex parenting
17 Mar 2015 | CONJUGALITY |  
tags: same-sex parenting
Gay Italian fashion label duo are the latest critics of gay parenting.


Our Kids: A tale of two Americas
13 Mar 2015 | FEATURES |  
tags: American dream, child poverty, inequality
Robert Putnam's new book poses a serious challenge, but does he nail the right answer?


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