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.

Making porn respectable
15 Mar 2018 | FEATURES |  
tags: censorship, pornography, sex education
While censorship is still on the political agenda, porn is being analysed in class.

Papal power fascinates the media
14 Mar 2018 | CONNIPTIONS |  
What has provoked CNN's series, Pope? Fr James Schall S.J. has an answer.

Searching souls with fMRI
12 Mar 2018 | CONNIPTIONS |  
Functional MRI brain scans can now predict how people are likely to behave in future. Will this usher in new forms of discrimination? asks Karl Stephan.

Jane Austen and the power of the marriage plot
9 Mar 2018 | CONNIPTIONS |  
Jane Austen and the power of the marriage plot: why her heroines would not be saying "Me too".

Jane Austen and the power of the marriage plot
9 Mar 2018 | FEATURES |  
tags: #MeToo, Jane Austen
Why her heroines would not be saying 'Me too'.

Humanae Vitae: 50 years after
7 Mar 2018 | CONNIPTIONS |  
Fifty years after the much reviled encyclical Humanae Vitae was published, Pope Paul VI's moral vision is increasingly vindicated by the unwholesome effects of the Pill and its offspring.

The failure of Sweden's motherhood experiment
23 Feb 2018 | CONNIPTIONS |  
The 63-year marriage of Billy and Ruth Graham is one of the greatest lasting love stories of our time, writes Alysse ElHage.

The gender-equality paradox: why don’t women choose STEM careers?
23 Feb 2018 | FEATURES |  
tags: gender equality, STEM
The more they are equal with men, the less they choose the same.

Dating differently
21 Feb 2018 | CONNIPTIONS |  
It is a pleasure to highlight a film about the gentle art of dating to be released in the United States next month.

The Dating Project: A new film addresses a lost art
21 Feb 2018 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: dating, films, hook-up culture
Many young people don’t date because they simply do not know how to.

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