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.



14 Jan 2016 | CONNIPTIONS |  
POTUS's SOTU address left us very dissatisfied. To say the least.


13 Jan 2016 | CONNIPTIONS |  
The sex attacks in Cologne on New Year's Eve seemed like something completely new -- until this week.


Was there anything really new about the New Year’s Eve attacks in Cologne?
13 Jan 2016 | FEATURES |  
tags: Cologne attacks, refugees, women's rights
Not if you look at the big picture of sexual crimes.


8 Jan 2016 | CONNIPTIONS |  
At the request of a Danish newspaper, Michael Cooks forecasts the main ethical controversies of 2016.


7 Jan 2016 | CONNIPTIONS |  
The West is on shaky moral ground when it condemns Saudi executions for human rights reasons.


6 Jan 2016 | CONNIPTIONS |  
Two new mothers with very different life experiences provide us with encouraging stories today.


Founder of Femen Brazil now makes war on feminism
6 Jan 2016 | FEATURES |  
tags: feminism, gender theory
Sara Fernanda Giromin discovers motherhood and happiness.


18 Dec 2015 | CONNIPTIONS |  
The editors and staff of MercatorNet wish you a very happy Christmas and a peaceful New Year.


You’re a good show, Charlie Brown Christmas!
18 Dec 2015 | FEATURES |  
tags: Charlie Brown, Christmas movies
Fifty years on, the animated cartoon still captures the reason for the season.


17 Dec 2015 | CONNIPTIONS |  
Consumerism, all to evident at Christmas, makes a virtue out of sin, writes Lutheran pastor Thomas Pietsch.


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