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.

How to make 'guest' comments in Disqus
27 May 2019 | CONNIPTIONS |  
It can be a bit confusing. Here's how to do it.

What makes people have babies?
24 May 2019 | CONNIPTIONS |  
How a late 19th century court drama influenced the birth rate. And a review of Michael Brendan Dougherty's 'My Father Left Me Ireland'.

Losing your mind is not all bad
22 May 2019 | CONNIPTIONS |  
Losing your mind is not all bad, an Oxford scholar suggests.

A reading of the bans
17 May 2019 | FEATURES |  
tags: abortion laws, personhood, pro-life, unborn child
New York may outlaw fur sales. Alabama has banned abortion. One of these matters much more

Making beetles great again
10 May 2019 | CONNIPTIONS |  
'Making beetles great again' will be tough sell for the UN diversity politburo if they ignore humanity, says Michael Cook.

Cellphone ban coincides with high achievement in a Maori girls school
10 May 2019 | CONNECTING |  
tags: academic achievement, cellphones
Wealth and colour don't necessarily decide who tops the league tables

A portarit of Tolkien as a young man
6 May 2019 | CONNIPTIONS |  
Francis Phillips gives her verdict on the new biopic of J.R.R. Tolkien

De-platforming, Twitter mobs and character assassination: are we fed up yet?
6 May 2019 | FEATURES |  
tags: de-platforming, ethics, free speech, journalism, social media
Two (more) public intellectuals feel the heat – and support

A major test for free speech in the Australian workplace
3 May 2019 | CONNIPTIONS |  
Aussie superstar Israel Folau appears before a Rugby Union panel tomorrow in a major test of free speech in the Australian workplace. Michael Cook highlights some issues.

Life after blockbusters
1 May 2019 | CONNIPTIONS |  
Screen blockbusters cannot beat the daily drama of becoming who we are as men or women.

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