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.



19 Oct 2015 | CONNIPTIONS |  
What are we to make of the transgender movement? Dutch psychologist Gerard van den Aardweg answers some questions.


16 Oct 2015 | CONNIPTIONS |  
A Playboy announcement is the occasion for revisiting a great historical essay on American sexual culture by Dr Allan Carlson.


The new Playboy’s same old pernicious playbook
16 Oct 2015 | FEATURES |  
tags: pornography, sexual revolution
If we want better, we must work harder


15 Oct 2015 | CONNIPTIONS |  
The persecution of Christian minorities has been highlighted by major events this week, as Sheila Liaugminas and Marcus Roberts report.


Living longer: a bonus or a burden?
15 Oct 2015 | FEATURES |  
tags: ageing population, depression, health
Here are three things that can make the difference.


14 Oct 2015 | CONNIPTIONS |  
London based earth scientist Javier Cuadros who writes today of the political and business pressures that are ruining his profession


13 Oct 2015 | CONNIPTIONS |  
Good news on the marriage front: 60 scholars have launched a campaign to fight the Supreme Court decision in Obergefell.


12 Oct 2015 | CONNIPTIONS |  
Meet the latest client for the IVF industry: the sexual celibate.


Large families are happiest, Australian study shows
12 Oct 2015 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: family size, happiness
Parents with four or more reported the highest levels of life satisfaction.


9 Oct 2015 | CONNIPTIONS |  
A man who lived as a woman for eight years responds to questions from Michael Cook about why he changed back.


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