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 Case for Christ
11 Apr 2017 | POPCORN |  
tags: apologetics, christian films, conversions to Christianity, conversions to christianity
The investigation that converted Lee Strobel, atheist journalist, comes to the big screen.


Millennials stall the gender revolution in the home
7 Apr 2017 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: gender equality, Millennials, millennials, traditional family
New research shows that young adult men want stay-at-home wives.


What Yale has become
4 Apr 2017 | FEATURES |  
tags: free speech, universities
A home for emotionally disturbed adolescents?


Weaponising victimhood on the American campus
3 Apr 2017 | FEATURES |  
tags: free speech, universities
An Ivy League university leads the way in repudiating reasoned debate.


The (still) unexplained breast cancer epidemic
30 Mar 2017 | FEATURES |  
tags: abortion-breast cancer link, breast cancer, hormonal contraceptives
A new British study shows a high correlation with risk factors that remain ignored or denied.


What’s the secret of the world’s happiest countries?
23 Mar 2017 | FEATURES |  
tags: mental health, Nordic model, nordic model, world happiness day
Judging by a new study it might be as prosaic as popping a pill.


'Talking contraceptives with mom and grandma'
9 Mar 2017 | CONNIPTIONS |  
A famous pair of philanthropists come up with the worst idea ever for International Women’s Day.


Why does International Women’s Day ignore motherhood?
8 Mar 2017 | FEATURES |  
tags: feminism, gender parity, International Women's Day, motherhood
Our big sisters at United Nations headquarters in New York have other plans for women


Anna Karenina: family happiness and unhappiness
3 Mar 2017 | FEATURES |  
tags: books, family relationships, happiness, Tolstoy
Leo Tolstoy's famous novel throws light on what makes or breaks a family.


New Zealand’s Prime Minister has some awesome family stats
24 Feb 2017 | FEATURES |  
tags: Bill English, New Zealand
Meet Bill and Mary English: 30 years married, 6 kids, 23 siblings between them.


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