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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.

The new Playboy’s same old pernicious playbook
16 Oct 2015 | FEATURES |  
tags: pornography, sexual revolution
If we want better, we must work harder

Living longer: a bonus or a burden?
15 Oct 2015 | FEATURES |  
tags: ageing population, depression, health
Here are three things that can make the difference.

Large families are happiest, Australian study shows
12 Oct 2015 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: family size, happiness
Parents with four or more reported the highest levels of life satisfaction.

What’s missing in the lives of school shooters?
7 Oct 2015 | FEATURES |  
Too often, their own father.

‘He’s no burden, he’s our baby boy’
1 Oct 2015 | FEATURES |  
tags: anencephaly, birth defects, brain
A little boy born without most of his brain defies the odds.

Domestic happiness: it’s not all about the division of labour
24 Sep 2015 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: domestic work, gender equality, happiness
A new study shows couples the world over find their own balance.

‘The international community seems to want this war to continue’
23 Sep 2015 | FEATURES |  
tags: Syrian Christians, Syrian intervention
Syrian bishops agonise over the fate of their flocks and accuse Western Christians.

The Gray Lady lectures the Pope
22 Sep 2015 | FEATURES |  
tags: Catholic Church, contraception, media, New York Times, Pope Francis
The New York Times is celebrating the Papal visit by offering free advice.

Second thoughts on Kim Davis and her stand for marriage
8 Sep 2015 | CONJUGALITY |  
tags: Kim Davis, religious freedom, same-sex marriage
Having your name on a marriage licence means something too.

Is Kim Davis doing the right thing for marriage?
4 Sep 2015 | FEATURES |  
tags: religious liberty, same-sex marriage
Denying others their rights is not a good way to defend your own.

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