MercatorNet: promoting human dignity

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.


Youth crime, curfews - and what else?
26 Jun 2014 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: crime, family breakdown, youth
When 13-year-olds are in court for murder, it is time for communities to stand in for parents.


Meriam is free, but countless Christian women are not
24 Jun 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: Islamism, religious liberty, women's issues
Do women’s rights campaigners really want to know about their plight?


An agenda for the new King of Spain
20 Jun 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: family values, monarchy, Spain
Felipe VI has taken over - here are some of the things he needs to do.


Hillary Clinton on gay marriage: did she evolve, or just wait?
19 Jun 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: Hillary Clinton, same-sex marriage
It took the gay rights champion until 2013 to come out on this issue. Why?


Physician, heal thyself: preventing sexual violence in war zones
12 Jun 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: sexual abuse, war crimes
A summit in London this week ignores the problem at home, in peacetime.


A handout for queer non-monogamists
6 Jun 2014 | CONJUGALITY |  
tags: LBGTI, polyamory
Do we really have to pay for polyamorist junkets?


Is this democracy? 28 EU commissioners veto 2 million strong petition
30 May 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: abortion, democracy, embryonic stem cell research, European Union
You don’t have to be a Eurosceptic to have issues with Big Europe.


Don’t meddle with marriage any more
26 May 2014 | CONJUGALITY |  
tags: New Zealand, polyamory, polygamy
A New Zealand poll shows general opposition to group marriage


The fearful symmetry of family violence
23 May 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: feminism, gender violence
Despite appearances, partner abuse is not a one-way street.


Spain’s family culture collapses
19 May 2014 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: family policy, family research, Spain
Law changes, the economic crisis and government neglect is making family life impossible, says a new report.


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