The fearful symmetry of family violence
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.
23 May 2014 | FEATURES |
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Law changes, the economic crisis and government neglect is making family life impossible, says a new report.
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It’s high time for a mobilisation of the family minded, with or without the media.
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Bishop Gene Robinson and his husband divorce.
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2 May 2014 | FEATURES |
Can the White House put a stop to sexual assaults on campus?
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29 Apr 2014 | CONJUGALITY |
The belief that marriage is between a man and a woman is reasonable, unlike inter-racial marriage bans.
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22 Apr 2014 | FEATURES |
We out some offenders that have been flying under the radar.
Does equality breed violence against women?
4 Apr 2014 | FEATURES |
A new report indicates that gender equality and abuse of women go hand in hand.
It doesn’t come much clearer than this
3 Apr 2014 | CONJUGALITY |
Ryan T. Anderson on the problem with same-sex marriage. (video)
On birth control women do not speak with one voice
1 Apr 2014 | FAMILY EDGE |
But America's top women judges chant in unison on this issue.
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