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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.

Unexpected advice from a bioethics professor
25 Oct 2016 | CONNIPTIONS |  
Our metaphysical ecosystem depends on our openness to transcendence, argues bioethicist Margaret Somerville.

Trumpism is not the only thing bad for boys
21 Oct 2016 | FEATURES |  
Liberals worry about ‘our sons’ but come up with the wrong answers.

Boys and their role models in the time of Trump
21 Oct 2016 | CONNIPTIONS |  
We would not have to worry about the effect of Trump on boys if their own fathers were on the job. That they so often are not is the real problem.

An outsider for president? There is a precedent
20 Oct 2016 | CONNIPTIONS |  
It's not impossible for someone other than Trump or Clinton to fluke it into the White House, writes Michael Cook. There is a precedent.

Murdering English; saving a drug addict
19 Oct 2016 | CONNIPTIONS |  
Is the proof in the pudding? Proof of what? In which pudding? An Oxford professor writes about five common English phrases you may be using incorrectly.

Planned Parenthood’s century and the wages of birth control
18 Oct 2016 | FEATURES |  
tags: abortion, Planned Parenthood
Salaries testify to the profitability of the industry.

British actress defends people with Down's
7 Oct 2016 | CONNIPTIONS |  
British actress and mother of a boy with Down syndrome, Sally Phillips, questions the aim of Down's screeniing tests.

A world without Down’s?
7 Oct 2016 | FEATURES |  
tags: Down syndrome, pre-natal testing
A British actress subverts the ‘arms race’ against people with this disability.

Poland's black day for family values
6 Oct 2016 | CONNIPTIONS |  
Massive protests in Poland against a pro-life bill and for 'abortion rights' are discouraging, writes Carolyn Moynihan. What do Polish readers think?

Abortion protests mark a black day for Poland
6 Oct 2016 | FEATURES |  
tags: abortion, Poland
Furious young women throng the streets to reject an abortion ban.

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