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.

Another reason for millennial women to shun the pill
8 Dec 2017 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: breast cancer, hormonal contraception
A new Danish study shows hormonal contraception remains a risk for breast cancer

Darwin, and head transplants
6 Dec 2017 | CONNIPTIONS |  
Debate about Darwin and his theory of evolution shows no sign of dying, as new books indicate.

Oh joy! Another Jane Austen anniversary!
4 Dec 2017 | CONNIPTIONS |  
Oh joy! We are happy to mark another Jane Austen anniversary, this time the publication of 'Persuasion'.

The power of a smile
1 Dec 2017 | CONNIPTIONS |  
Smiling is good for your health, but even faking it will do the trick. Your brain is a sucker for grins, say the experts.

A weird tactic to promote abortion backfires in Ireland
1 Dec 2017 | CONNIPTIONS |  
‘Not in my name,’ say former Tuam babies.

Can marriage help prevent dementia?
30 Nov 2017 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: dementia, marriage
New research finds robust links between tying the knot and keeping your wits.

A boost for the humanities
29 Nov 2017 | CONNIPTIONS |  
A philanthropic windfall will revitalise the study of Western civilisation in Australian universities. Michael Cook interviews someone from this exciting programme.

Pope Francis in Myanmar: the missing word
29 Nov 2017 | ABOVE |  
tags: Myanmar, Pope Francis, religious persecution
He did not say ‘Rohingya’. Should he have?

A workplace rule for realists
24 Nov 2017 | CONNIPTIONS |  
If you just donate once a year, think of us. It's MercatorNet appeal time.

Why the Mike Pence dining maxim is a rule for realists
24 Nov 2017 | FEATURES |  
tags: Pence rule, sexual harassment
And why the people dismissing it are deluded.

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