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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.



Gay rights, privacy and the Apple CEO
31 Oct 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: Apple, homosexuality, privacy
Timothy Cook has stumped up as a gay icon. What will be the effect on other public figures?


When Iran hanged a woman for killing her rapist, it showed how senseless all capital punishment is
28 Oct 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: capital punishment, Iran, rape
Whatever really happened, Reyhaneh deserved to live.


Looking where Gaudi looked
20 Oct 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: Antoni Gaudi, La Sagrada Familia
The architectural genius behind the most extraordinary church in the world was the subject of a recent international congress.


A joyful, crowded 21st century pilgrimage
10 Oct 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: Catholic Church, saints
If religion is on the wane it is was not evident in Madrid or Rome earlier this month.


Bakery owners face bankruptcy after a discrimination finding
9 Oct 2014 | CONJUGALITY |  
tags: conscientious objection, same-sex marriage
Lesbian customers won't accept "sorry, no" to their wedding cake order.


Why do rich countries have so many poor children?
18 Sep 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: child poverty, marriage
The missing link in the child poverty debate.


Abuse is a social, not just a legal problem
9 Sep 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: campus culture, sexual abuse, universities
Identifying offenders is all very well, but isn’t it time to make some social changes?


“Parade of empathy” halted by same-sex marriage ruling
5 Sep 2014 | CONJUGALITY |  
tags: court decisions, same-sex marriage
Eighty year-old federal judge defends the meaning of marriage.


Working mothers: to everything, a season
4 Sep 2014 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: parenting, work-life balance
"One thing at a time" makes sense for young families.


Ten novels to make you passionate about history
3 Sep 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: best of, historical fiction, list, novels
Our suggestions for the best in historical fiction.


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