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.

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.

Before ‘I do’: how the new relationship script can affect marital happiness
21 Aug 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: cohabitation, Marriage, weddings
And how a big wedding can give your marriage a real boost.

When freedoms collide
15 Aug 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: common good, freedom of conscience, religious liberty
A framework for navigating freedom of conscience issues.

States have authority to define marriage
15 Aug 2014 | CONJUGALITY |  
tags: court decisions, same-sex marriage
A Tennessee judge defends the state's right to keep its traditional definition of marriage.

Appeals judge to gay rights advocates: why use the courts?
8 Aug 2014 | CONJUGALITY |  
tags: courts, democracy, same-sex marriage
"The best way to get respect and dignity is through the democratic process."

The truth about childbirth and death
7 Aug 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: maternal mortality, Millennium Development Goals
Figures for maternal mortality are increasingly available, but experts seem to prefer estimates. Why?

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