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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.

A novel idea for International Women’s Day
8 Mar 2016 | FEATURES |  
tags: abortion, abortion-breast cancer link, abortion-mental health link, International Women's Day
Tell women the truth about the risks of abortion.

Free shots: India expands its ‘basket of choice in family planning’
3 Mar 2016 | FEATURES |  
tags: India, injectable contraceptives, population control
But the latest population control tool risks making 'basket cases' of women.

Hello, Norma Jean. Goodbye great books
23 Feb 2016 | FEATURES |  
tags: education standards, novels, summer reading
How universities are making light of culture.

John Paul II and the women in his life
18 Feb 2016 | ABOVE |  
tags: feminism, John Paul II, women's dignity
He would not have become a saint if he had not also been thoroughly human

Soul Mates: How religion helps African American and Latino families
11 Feb 2016 | ABOVE |  
tags: book reviews, marriage, religion
A new book has encouraging – and challenging – news for the Church.

‘I’ve changed my mind’: a gay activist reverses stand on wedding cake row
5 Feb 2016 | CONJUGALITY |  
tags: freedom of conscience, same-sex marriage
Discrimination against people should be unlawful, but not against ideas.

Guns, brains and what really makes an adult
4 Feb 2016 | FEATURES |  
tags: emerging adults, identity, marriage
A proposal to raise the gun age to 25 in the US raises some deep questions.

Pronouns and the march of gender diversity
15 Jan 2016 | CONJUGALITY |  
tags: gender theory, pronouns
'My pronouns' can become a weapon against 'heteronormativity'.

Was there anything really new about the New Year’s Eve attacks in Cologne?
13 Jan 2016 | FEATURES |  
tags: Cologne attacks, refugees, women's rights
Not if you look at the big picture of sexual crimes.

Founder of Femen Brazil now makes war on feminism
6 Jan 2016 | FEATURES |  
tags: feminism, gender theory
Sara Fernanda Giromin discovers motherhood and happiness.

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