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.

We are back
17 Jul 2018 | CONNIPTIONS |  
MercatorNet is back after a two-week break, with good news from Africa.

'Please make comfortable - and up the morphine'
29 Jun 2018 | CONNIPTIONS |  
A scandal involving hundreds of 'unlawful deaths' at one hospital has rocked Britain. For once, the comparison with a certain mid-20th century ideology seems apt.

Bringing virtues into play: a new angle on gaming behaviour
29 Jun 2018 | CONNECTING |  
tags: adolescents, video games, virtue
Researchers enter the young players's world and find video games are not a waste of time.

Confusion over an assisted dying law in Canada
27 Jun 2018 | CONNIPTIONS |  
It's precisely the dying who stand to lose most from Canada's assisted dying law as it encroaches on palliative care.

Books for the social media age III: War and Peace
22 Jun 2018 | CONNECTING |  
tags: books, social media, Tolstory
It will will give you many hours of respite from Instagram and YouTube.

Flourishing families and the arts
20 Jun 2018 | CONNIPTIONS |  
How art and culture are cultivated in the home. And how the media ignore the shocking scale of online child sexual exploitation.

Worried about gaming-addicted boys? What about phone distracted parents?
20 Jun 2018 | CONNECTING |  
tags: child development, parenting, smartphones, video games
Young children may be missing out on language and emotional development.

Cruelty to children both sides of the border
18 Jun 2018 | CONNIPTIONS |  
Americans have a heart for families separated at the border, but what about the kids north of the border, asks Michael Cook.

New Zealand’s prime minister, her baby, and the stay-at-home dad
15 Jun 2018 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: fatherhood, gender equality, Jacinda Ardern, motherhood
Do Jacinda Ardern and her partner offer a solution to the gender pay gap?

Deaths of despair: suicides in the US
13 Jun 2018 | CONNIPTIONS |  
We open a discussion on the rising tide of suicide highlighted by a US report.

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