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.



Gay marriage and mental health
18 Oct 2019 | CONNIPTIONS |  
Whoever same-sex marriage is good for, it does not appear to be LGBQ youth


ECHO from Africa: contraceptives ‘not risky’ for HIV, but some are not convinced
18 Oct 2019 | FEATURES |  
tags: Africa, Depo-Provera, ECHO trial, HIV
Depo-Provera is cleared by WHO for unrestricted use


Climate catastrophism
16 Oct 2019 | CONNIPTIONS |  
Extinction Rebellion is not a kind of religion, says Frank Furedi, just a nightmare


Major US report slams euthanasia laws
14 Oct 2019 | CONNIPTIONS |  
Assisted suicide is dangerous, says US Council on Disabilities


Our choice for the Nobel Peace Prize – just in case they are overlooked
11 Oct 2019 | FEATURES |  
tags: disability, Down Syndrome, Nobel Peace Prize
A cheerful, peaceful army affirming human dignity


Embracing people with Down Syndrome
10 Oct 2019 | CONNIPTIONS |  
Our late nomination for the Nobel Peace Prize


Faith, hope and resilience in Gilead
9 Oct 2019 | CONNIPTIONS |  
The Testaments: Our reviewer finds much to inspire in Margaret Atwood's sequel to The Handmaid's Tale


No newsletter
7 Oct 2019 | CONNIPTIONS |  
Next newsletter will arrive on Wednesday


What went wrong?
4 Oct 2019 | CONNIPTIONS |  
The New York Times dodges the main reason for the explosion of child pornography


The crimes of communism
2 Oct 2019 | CONNIPTIONS |  
Europe finally confronts Stalinism. But what about China?


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