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.

How bad ideas can kill us
25 May 2018 | CONNIPTIONS |  
The Irish vote a momentous proposal; Justin Trudeau's tarnished diversity halo; climate change is a killer.

Feminists who oppose transgenderism
23 May 2018 | CONNIPTIONS |  
Ireland votes on Friday on a matter of life and death, writes Michael Kirke.

Transgressions: UK feminists are riled by a political trend
23 May 2018 | FEATURES |  
tags: feminism, transgenderism
When is an all-women party list not? When trans women can freely enter it.

Prince Harry weds Meghan: the Prayer Book did them proud
21 May 2018 | FEATURES |  
tags: Anglican Church, British Royal Family, marriage
The newlyweds were given a lot to chew on besides diversity and inclusiveness.

The Prayer Book did Harry and Meghan proud
21 May 2018 | CONNIPTIONS |  
The Anglican wedding service gave Harry and Meghan a lot more to chew on than diversity and inclusiveness.

Them Too: ‘Strong’, ‘independent’ women become victims of a violent abuser
18 May 2018 | FEATURES |  
tags: #MeToo, Eric Schneiderman, legalism, virtue
Can more rules save others?

Theresa May's patronising apology to Africa
16 May 2018 | CONNIPTIONS |  
Are Africa's 'anti-gay' laws any business of the British Prime Minister?

Marriage: lessons from Tolstoy
14 May 2018 | CONNIPTIONS |  
Harry and Meghan might have done well to read Tolstoy's Anna Karenina in preparation for their marriage.

Two views of homeschooling
9 May 2018 | CONNIPTIONS |  
If presidents, poets and inventors were educated at home, can there be much wrong with homeschooling?

Animal rights, human wrongs
7 May 2018 | CONNIPTIONS |  
Animals are upstaging humans in the court of public sympathy as well as human rights, argues Ann Farmer.

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