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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.

Attachment parenting? My eye! This is exploitation
14 May 2012 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: attachment parenting, breast-feeding
I suppose it is hard to get a new angle on an anniversary as hallowed as Mother’s Day, but does that excuse Time magazine for putting what amounts to porn on its cover?

Most US high school students have never had sex
11 May 2012 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: abstinence, sex education, teen pregnancy
A report from the federal health monitoring agency, the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), brings the news that births to teenagers aged 15-19 are down by 44 per cent on 1990.

Chile study challenges the “safe abortion” myth
8 May 2012 | FEATURES |  
tags: abortion, Chile, maternal mortality
Contrary to claims, a ban on abortion is consistent with one of the world’s lowest maternal mortality rates.

Educating kids for starting up, and starting again
8 May 2012 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: education, European Union, unemployment
The EU Commissioner in charge of education, culture, multilingualism and youth is calling for European schools to turn out students who are more entrepreneurial and with a positive attitude to risk-taking.

The unaccountable popularity of “The Scream”
4 May 2012 | FEATURES |  
tags: art, Edvard Munch
Edward Munch's picture of a tortured soul has become the second most famous image in the world, but why?

Too much farming out of children leads to problems
3 May 2012 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: childcare
Commuter parents are taking to putting their children in care before school opens in the morning, but an Australian study finds that, for school beginners at least, this can lead to problems.

“I commit to live with you ... for as long as it works out”
30 Apr 2012 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: cohabitation
We have talked a fair bit on this website about cohabitation. Here's a video on the subject that pulls no punches.

The culture behind the Cartagena scandal
27 Apr 2012 | FEATURES |  
tags: prostitution, trafficking, US foreign relations
Does the US Secret Service have an attitude problem? If so, where did it come from?

Marriage or savagery: Lithuania debates the family
26 Apr 2012 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: Lithuania, marriage
Some of the most interesting debates on family policies are taking place in the European countries of the former Soviet bloc.

Executive errors
24 Apr 2012 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: motherhood, work-life balance
Carol Bartz, former president and CEO of Yahoo, admits her biggest mistake -- and it wasn't not spending enough time at the office...

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