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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.

The mixed legacy of Helen Gurley Brown
17 Aug 2012 | FEATURES |  
tags: marriage, media criticism, sexual revolution
The Cosmopolitan editor’s sexual agenda has been a spectacular failure for women. What a shame it obscured some rather good advice.

Women only need apply
14 Aug 2012 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: Saudi Arabia, women, workforce
Imagine: an industrial city staffed entirely by women. From boardroom to loading bay, not a chap to be seen anywhere.

Ivy League brain on bikinis
14 Aug 2012 | TIGER PRINT |
tags: male studies, modesty, neuroscience
Is it immodest to wear a bikini? What a neurology study found.

Striking a blow for equality, perhaps
10 Aug 2012 | FEATURES |  
tags: equality, Olympics, women
What kind of victory is it for women to appear on the world stage punching each other?

Court upholds democratic vote on marriage definition
9 Aug 2012 | CONJUGALITY |  
tags: court decisions, marriage definition
A federal court Wednesday upheld Hawaii’s definition of marriage as one man and one woman.

From foster care to “baby co-operatives”?
8 Aug 2012 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: civil unions, family structure, foster-care
A law professor comes up with a scheme to move black children out of the frying pan into the fire.

Should we boycott the moral opposition?
3 Aug 2012 | FEATURES |  
tags: boycott, same-sex marriage
The experience of a fast-food chain in the United States this week suggests not.

Eating mor chikin to support marriage
2 Aug 2012 | CONJUGALITY |  
tags: public opinion, same-sex marriage
Today is Chick-fil-A ("Eat mor chikin") Appreciation Day in the United States

Lou Xiaoying - a Chinese heroine with a big heart
1 Aug 2012 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: child abandonment, China, heroes, one-child policy
A poor Chinese woman who saved dozens of abandoned children over four decades is being hailed a heroine on her deathbed.

The battle of the sexes in Kenya
31 Jul 2012 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: Kenya, marriage, modesty
A survey asks Kenyan men and women what annoys them most about one another. Their responses are revealing.

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