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

Page 1 of 182 pages  1 2 3 >  Last ›

Follow MercatorNet
MercatorNet RSS feed
subscribe to newsletter
Sections and Blogs
Family Edge
Sheila Reports
Reading Matters
Demography Is Destiny
From the Editor
contact us
our ideals
our People
our contributors
Mercator who?
partner sites
audited accounts
advice for writers
privacy policy
New Media Foundation
L1 488 Botany Rd
Alexandria NSW 2015

+61 2 8005 8605
skype: mercatornet

© New Media Foundation