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.

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.

Utah struggles to defend monogamous, man-woman marriage
3 Sep 2014 | CONJUGALITY |  
tags: polygamy, Sister Wives, Utah
Polygamous group invoke privacy and religious freedom rights.

Rotherham: lessons from a British sex abuse scandal
2 Sep 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: broken families, child sexual abuse, multiculturalism
Beyond the easy targets there’s an issue that challenges all of society.

No rush to the registry office by UK same-sex couples
27 Aug 2014 | CONJUGALITY |  
tags: same-sex marriage, UK
Official figures show a modest take-up of the "marriage" option.

Dining alone, or alone together
22 Aug 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: family meals, living alone, solitude
More people live alone and others seem to prefer their own company at the table.

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