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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.

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?

What you need to know about marriage and the US Supreme Court
11 Mar 2015 | CONJUGALITY |  
tags: same-sex marriage, US Constitution, US Supreme Court
Ryan T. Anderson talks about a key question before the court. (Video)

The advance of the “throuple”
9 Mar 2015 | CONJUGALITY |  
tags: marriage redefinition, polyamory, same-sex relationships
Three Thai men have gone through a "marriage" ceremony, with no protest from a tolerant state.

Alabama Supreme Court halts same-sex marriages, citing duty to the state’s law
6 Mar 2015 | CONJUGALITY |  
tags: judicial activism, same-sex marriage
And in a 148-page decision demolish arguments for change.

Our emotions, our bodies, ourselves
4 Mar 2015 | FEATURES |  
tags: depression, pill, women's health
Women need to own their feelings, not medicate them, says a psychiatrist. We could take this further.

Why do kids desert the West to fight with ISIS?
27 Feb 2015 | FEATURES |  
tags: adolescents, ISIS, Western values
The terrorists seem to understand adolescent psychology better than we do.

Should we throw handwriting in the wastepaper basket?
20 Feb 2015 | FEATURES |  
tags: digital communications, handwriting, literacy
Primary school children now have their own laptops or iPads. Why we should worry?

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