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 wellness craze
21 Sep 2018 | CONNIPTIONS |  
The wellness industry may behave and look like a new religion but it won't save anyone in the long run.

All well and good? Why wellness is not the new religion
21 Sep 2018 | FEATURES |  
tags: happiness, wellbeing budget, wellness
Self-care cannot save us, any more than government wellbeing budgets can.

Horror films and holy water
14 Sep 2018 | CONNIPTIONS |  
Why it's worth knowing about the new horror movie The Nun, even if you never see it (as you probably will not).

Harvey Weinstein, women and responsibility
14 Sep 2018 | FEATURES |  
tags: #MeToo, Harvey Weinstein
What options did a businesswoman have when he asked, 'May we flirt?'

The Great Pacific Trash Collector
12 Sep 2018 | CONNIPTIONS |  
Who benefits from the Great Pacific Trash Collection? An ethical critique of an heroic project.

Crazy Rich Asians vs seriously loopy officials
10 Sep 2018 | CONNIPTIONS |  
Crazy Rich Asians are sanity itself compared with officials in the grip of transgender ideology.

What the world needs now - an education in love
7 Sep 2018 | CONNIPTIONS |  
What the modern world needs most is an education in love, writes a Princeton Seminary professor.

Chronic State: the impact of legalising marijuana in Colorado
7 Sep 2018 | FEATURES |  
tags: Colorado, drug legalisation, marijuana
A beautiful state, going to pot. (Video)

Promoting the natural family is ‘not in the public benefit’
6 Sep 2018 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: family, New Zealand, non-profits
A New Zealand High Court judge rules against an advocacy group.

Justifying infanticide
5 Sep 2018 | CONNIPTIONS |  
Another bioethicist comes up with a theory to justify infanticide, writes Michael Cook.

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