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 future of sexuality and the family
30 Nov 2018 | CONNIPTIONS |  
Sociologist Mark Regnerus surveys the shape-shifting nature of sexuality and the family today

Is it time a Mother Christmas graced the annual parade?
29 Nov 2018 | FEATURES |  
tags: Christmas, feminism, Santa Claus, sexism
Gender politics may be the kiss of death for a long-standing family event.

Is the designer baby uproar sincere?
28 Nov 2018 | CONNIPTIONS |  
Is all the indignation over a Chinese scientist's creation of designer babies sincere?

Persecution of religious minorities - a defining issue of our time
26 Nov 2018 | CONNIPTIONS |  
Without a doubt, violations of religious freedom touch more people globally than any other aspect of human rights. But this meets with indifference.

It’s not a ‘war on drugs’, but a defence of our brains
26 Nov 2018 | FEATURES |  
tags: cannabis, drug legalisation
Evidence from New Zealand that marijuana is harming kids

The questioning of transgeriem
23 Nov 2018 | CONNIPTIONS |  
Voices questioning gender transition for young people are at last being heard in the UK.

A transit of common sense
23 Nov 2018 | CONJUGALITY |  
tags: child wellbeing, gender affirmation therapy, gender dysphoria
Questions about gender transitioning are at last being heard

Giving thanks - to somebody
21 Nov 2018 | CONNIPTIONS |  
Why bother with Thanksgiving unless there us someone to receive our thanks?

18 years after asking for ‘the pills’ a woman is glad to be alive
20 Nov 2018 | CAREFUL! |  
tags: assisted suicide, Fatal Flaws, Oregon
An oncologist took the trouble to talk to her.

Are we asking too much of democracy?
19 Nov 2018 | CONNIPTIONS |  

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