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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.



Burkini bans: the extremism of not appearing naked
18 Aug 2016 | FEATURES |  
tags: burkini, Muslims, secularism
If the Muslim swimsuit is extreme, what is today’s bikini?


For the richer, not the poorer: marriage as a class affair
17 Aug 2016 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: inequality, marriage gap
New research shows an alarming marriage gap in Europe.


Can we stop making terrorists and shooters famous?
28 Jul 2016 | FEATURES |  
tags: mass shootings, media ethics, terrorist attack
Le Monde makes a first move.


Mary Magdalene, her true story
22 Jul 2016 | ABOVE |  
tags: Christianity, gnostic gospels, Mary Magdalene
Beloved disciple. Apostle of apostles. But wife of Jesus?


Sliding vs. Deciding; how we do relationships now
15 Jul 2016 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: commitment, marriage education
A fantastic video talk about commitment for young adults.


NFP for Nigeria – to protect women and the family
8 Jul 2016 | HARAMBEE |  
tags: fertility awareness, Nigeria, population control
How you can help counter the war on population in Africa


Are the kids all right? Ask them when they are adults
4 Jul 2016 | CONJUGALITY |  
tags: Add Health, depression, same-sex parenting
A new study finds half of adults raised in same-sex households depressed.


Independent Britain has to fix its broken family culture
24 Jun 2016 | FEATURES |  
tags: Brexit, family values
How Britannia can once more rule the wave.


Murder and intrigue at the seaside
20 Jun 2016 | FEATURES |  
tags: book lists, crime novels
MercatorNet readers reveal their favourite crime reads for the beach.


Jo Cox: looking at refugees with a mother’s heart
17 Jun 2016 | FEATURES |  
tags: obituaries, refugees
The murdered British MP wanted Britain to take more child refugees.


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