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.

Are the wheels falling off the transgender express?
7 Nov 2018 | CONNIPTIONS |  
In a surprising move, The Economist expresses grave reservations about the gathering speed of the transgender juggernaut, writes Michael Cook.

Would you elect a man who assisted his mother's suicide?
5 Nov 2018 | CONNIPTIONS |  
In our selective coverage of the US mid-term elections MercatorNet is concerned with implications for human dignity and moral consistency. First case study is the leading candidate for Governor of California.

Bioethics, zombies and some bad news
2 Nov 2018 | CONNIPTIONS |  
In which we end the week with bioethics and zombies, and intimations of mortality.

Silicon Valley parents go cold on screens, but what else can they offer their kids?
2 Nov 2018 | CONNECTING |  
tags: child development, digital media, family life, screen time
A richer family life, perhaps.

Witches, ghosts, genes
31 Oct 2018 | CONNIPTIONS |  
John Robson reviews Stephen Hawking's Brief Answers to Big Questions, and Michael Cook pays tribute to Mary Midgely, a philosopher who was a foe of scientism.

Women: dying to kill?
29 Oct 2018 | CONNIPTIONS |  
The UK is the latest country to allow women into close combat roles, a move Ann Farmer views with scepticism and regret.

A tribute to Solzhenitsyn (d. 2008)
26 Oct 2018 | CONNIPTIONS |  
As the tenth anniversary of Aleksandr Solzhentisyn's death approaches Lawrence W. Reed reminds us of this hero's important legacy.

‘Generation Sensible’: the British millennials going teetotal
25 Oct 2018 | FEATURES |  
tags: abstinence, alcohol, millennials
Abstinence is possible, and even enjoyable.

Britain's transgender false step
24 Oct 2018 | CONNIPTIONS |  
Theresa May's haste to 'demedicalise' the transgender phenomenon is neither evidence based nor helpful to the individuals it concerns.

Is gender equality a self-defeating goal?
24 Oct 2018 | FEATURES |  
tags: gender equality, preference theory, sexual difference
In the most equal societies, men and women have different preferences.

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