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.

Love and Friendship
17 Jan 2017 | POPCORN |  
tags: film reviews, Jane Austen, period drama
Jane Austen's wit played to the hilt, without her moral vision.

Everyday heroes
12 Jan 2017 | CONNIPTIONS |  
MercatorNet associate editor Zac Alstin discovers much about heroes from writing a story about one.

Why are conservative politicians so good-looking?
11 Jan 2017 | FEATURES |  
tags: beauty, conservatives, politics
Right-wing politicians are winning elections because they have a "beauty advantage", according to European social scientists.

Regretting motherhood is a symptom of 21st century anti-natalism
15 Dec 2016 | FEATURES |  
tags: anti-natalism, childlessness, motherhood
Bristol Palin has copped the sharp end of this ideology.

Lost children of the revolution: Castro’s abortion legacy
9 Dec 2016 | FEATURES |  
tags: abortions, Cuba, Fidel Castro
The culture of death has made Cuba an infertile nation.

Kids are ruining their lives with sexting, but meet the woman who thinks it's OK
6 Dec 2016 | CONNIPTIONS |  
In which we learn, again, not to listen to the intelligentsia.

Modelling Down syndrome
25 Nov 2016 | CONNIPTIONS |  
Why are advertisers using pictures of children with Down syndrome? Have they discovered, like so many families, that it's OK to be different?

Modelling Down syndrome: how advertisers are responding to a cause
25 Nov 2016 | FEATURES |  
tags: Down syndrome, Millennials
With a bit of help from millennials and moms.

Thanks, America for your great example of gratitude
24 Nov 2016 | CONNIPTIONS |  
It’s Thanksgiving Day in the United States and time for the rest of us to say thank you to the US for being the world leader in gratitude.

Gluttony, envy and sloth: the temptations of social media
21 Nov 2016 | CONNIPTIONS |  
It's amazing how well the seven deadly sins match up with different social media sites, as Heather Zeiger warns.

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