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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.

Time to clock off
20 Jan 2014 | FEATURES |
tags: calendar, holidays
The world does not need a calendar which does away with traditional holidays to make us more efficient.

Sons of divorce, and school shooters
20 Dec 2013 | FAMILY EDGE |
tags: boys, divorce, school shootings
There's a common thread tying together most school shooters - and it's not just access to guns.

Lasting impressions of Nelson Mandela, 1918 - 2013
6 Dec 2013 | FEATURES |
tags: Nelson Mandela, obituaries
May he rest in peace, and his ideals not be forgotten.

The naming of parts - for five-year-olds
4 Dec 2013 | FAMILY EDGE |
tags: Canada, New Zealand, sex education
What sex-ed progressives think your little children should know.

2014 - a special year for the family
14 Nov 2013 | FAMILY EDGE |
tags: family policy, IFFD, International Year of the Family 2014
It's 20 years since the inaugural UN International Year of the Family, and here is an agenda you can support.

Left-winging it on the right to life
18 Oct 2013 | FEATURES |
tags: abortion, Latin America, Rafael Correa
The President of Ecuador says he will resign if “betrayers” in his party insist on liberalising abortion.

Sweetening the pill
15 Oct 2013 | FEATURES |
tags: book reviews, contraceptive drugs, fertility awareness
A young woman dissolves the sugar coating on the contraceptive pill and exposes its harmful, anti-woman core.

Should Australia ban smacking?
10 Sep 2013 | FEATURES |
tags: children's rights, corporal punishment, smacking, spanking
It could, but that would not stop child abuse or improve children’s mental health.

Redefining marriage in NZ: lessons for Oz
20 Aug 2013 | FEATURES |
tags: Australia, New Zealand, same-sex marriage
Same-sex marriage is not inevitable, no matter what its supporters say.

ADHD - a bedtime story
1 May 2013 | FAMILY EDGE |
tags: ADHD, sleep
A good night's sleep might be one answer to the epidemic.

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