Michael Cook

Michael Cook likes bad puns, bushwalking and black coffee. He did a BA at Harvard University in the US where it was good for networking, but moved to Sydney where it wasn’t. He also did a PhD on an obscure corner of Australian literature. He has worked as a book editor and magazine editor and has published articles in magazines and newspapers in the US, the UK and Australia. Currently he is the editor of BioEdge, a newsletter about bioethics, and MercatorNet. He also writes a bioethics column for Australasian Science and contributes occasional op-ed pieces to newspapers and websites in the US, UK and Australia.



Somewhere over the rainbow, skies are blue
17 Oct 2019 | CONJUGALITY |  
tags: gay youth suicide, LGBTQ mental health, same-sex marriage
LGBTQ mental health hasn't improved since the US Supreme Court legalised same-sex marriage


In US and Canada, end-of-life laws endanger people with disabilities
14 Oct 2019 | CAREFUL! |  
tags: assisted suicide, Canada, disabilities, euthanasia, United States
The media is ignoring a major US report on assisted suicide


Extinction Rebellion’s loopy politics
9 Oct 2019 | FEATURES |  
tags: climate change, democracy, Extinction Rebellion
Blocking traffic could be just the beginning.


A blinkered view of pornography leads to disaster for children 
4 Oct 2019 | FEATURES |  
tags: child pornography, New York Times, pornography
The New York Times blew its chance to defend kids


There’s nothing fake about the dangers of transgender medications
1 Oct 2019 | CONJUGALITY |  
tags: transgenderism
Potent drugs can affect the functioning of adolescent patients


UK: common sense 1; transgender sense 0
30 Sep 2019 | CAREFUL! |  
tags: birth certificates, parentage, transgender
A trans man journalist loses a legal battle to be listed as 'father' on a birth certificate


Marriage counselling from Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
26 Sep 2019 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, ideology, marriage, transgenderism
Don’t expect too much


Ulrich Klopfer, famous hoarder
23 Sep 2019 | CONNIPTIONS |  
A scandal for reproductive health supporters


Some guys just like to collect foetal remains. You got a problem with that?
23 Sep 2019 | FEATURES |  
tags: abortion, foetal remains
A horrifying discovery on the property of a deceased American abortionist


Climate panic will subvert democracy
19 Sep 2019 | FEATURES |  
tags: climate change, The Handmaid's Tale, theocracy
Today’s Global Climate Strike represents a turn towards a dark politics


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