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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.

Family advocacy can be political and charitable, rules New Zealand judge
1 Jul 2015 | CONJUGALITY |  
tags: natural family, New Zealand, same-sex marriage
Deregistration after same-sex marriage campaign must be reviewed.

Father’s Day: The difference a dad makes
19 Jun 2015 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: fatherhood, parenting
Laughter, courage, self-control and security are all better with dad around.

‘Safe sex’ means risky sex for teenagers
18 Jun 2015 | FEATURES |  
tags: adolescents, HIV, risk compensation, safe sex
A new international study in links this message with earlier but not safer sex.

The red and blue of family stability
16 Jun 2015 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: education, family values, marriage culture
New US research shows that traditional family values are an important source of stability for kids.

Sacked Christian nursery worker wins discrimination case
9 Jun 2015 | CONJUGALITY |  
tags: Christianity, discrimination, homosexuality
Complaint by lesbian colleague led to unfair treatment, says UK tribunal.

Womanhood in peril at the trans frontier
8 Jun 2015 | FEATURES |  
tags: feminism, transgenderism
Caitlyn Jenner’s cover picture has feminists fuming, but there are more radical moves to fret about.

Remains of the population bomb are finally laid to rest
tags: Paul Ehrlich, population bomb
The New York Times gives them a very decent burial.

Brave new families: a bedtime story
3 Jun 2015 | FEATURES |  
tags: family structure, parenthood, rights of the child
Though the plot sounds more like a dystopian nightmare.

Stephanie’s journey: a dying mother campaigns for life
28 May 2015 | CAREFUL! |  
tags: assisted suicide, California
You see life differently when death is imminent.

A polyphobic reflection
26 May 2015 | CONJUGALITY |  
tags: non-monogamy, polyamory
The next marriage equality issue will be polyamory.

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