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.
Why do kids desert the West to fight with ISIS?
27 Feb 2015 | FEATURES |
The terrorists seem to understand adolescent psychology better than we do.
Should we throw handwriting in the wastepaper basket?
20 Feb 2015 | FEATURES |
Primary school children now have their own laptops or iPads. Why we should worry?
“Not to have children is a selfish choice” says Pope Francis
16 Feb 2015 | FEATURES |
The Pope’s latest message about the family challenges the depressed societies of Europe.
Breaking the “two” barrier in Germany
12 Feb 2015 | DEMOGRAPHY IS DESTINY |
Large families are saving Germany but the media don't want to know.
Losing track of marriage and divorce
6 Feb 2015 | FEATURES |
The US Census Bureau may drop key questions from its community survey. Experts object.
Carl Djerassi, father of the pill, dies
3 Feb 2015 | FEATURES |
Did he ever doubt the wisdom of the contraceptive revolution?
Reading Fifty Shades linked to unhealthy behaviours
3 Feb 2015 | FAMILY EDGE |
The film to be released this month can only increase that risk.
When does gender equality begin?
30 Jan 2015 | FEATURES |
Not in the womb, say abortion rights activists.
Communicating the family, for the sake of a better future
28 Jan 2015 | FEATURES |
Pope Francis' message for World Communications Day is a heads-up for family advocates.
I am Kelvin Cochran
12 Jan 2015 | CONJUGALITY |
Who's that? Oh, just another American who lost his job for expressing his beliefs.
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