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.

If democracy is dying, can schools revive it?

29 Nov 2019
There is much more wrong with today’s democracies than liberals think

Immigrant women 1; Jessica Yaniv 0. Meanwhile, ‘trans’ politics takes a new turn

8 Nov 2019
A Canadian transgender activist goes too far. In Britain, feminists fight back

Mobilising churches can save marriages - it did in Jacksonville

4 Nov 2019
A faith-based marriage campaign seems to have driven the divorce rate down

Sorry, Justice Ginsberg, but some women having abortions think they are mothers

30 Oct 2019
One has just told us so in no uncertain terms

ECHO from Africa: contraceptives ‘not risky’ for HIV, but some are not convinced

18 Oct 2019
Depo-Provera is cleared by WHO for unrestricted use

Our choice for the Nobel Peace Prize – just in case they are overlooked

11 Oct 2019
A cheerful, peaceful army affirming human dignity

Climate change is not the main threat to the rights of the child in our time

25 Sep 2019
A UN anniversary ignores some fundamental harms

The Climate Summit: to save nature we must start with human nature

23 Sep 2019
Confronting the tricks we play on our bodies

The youth mental health crisis: What does it all mean?

9 Sep 2019
It means they are missing God in their lives

Down syndrome survivors: an argument against abortion

14 Aug 2019
Two great testimonies to the value of human life

Reproductive rights warriors push abortion reform in NZ

12 Aug 2019
A small minority of MPs speak up for the unborn child

Here’s to your health and happiness!

9 Aug 2019
Jane Austen’s guide to food, fitness and felicity

Sexual minority stress: Is it finally down to homophobia?

22 Jul 2019
New evidence on mental health woes raises questions about causality

Who is Ursula von der Leyen, and why should she lead the EU?

5 Jul 2019
Being the mother of seven children is a good start for a dying continent

Unreformed, unforgiven and nowhere to hide?

1 Jul 2019
The terrible life of boy killer Jon Venables in adulthood

Dear Democrats, Is abortion really so complicated?

17 Jun 2019
The New York Times finds some of the liberal left conflicted

Pinoy and pro-life: New Zealand Parliament’s newest member

7 Jun 2019
A Filipino-Kiwi lawyer creates a first

A Nordic paradox: higher gender equality, more partner violence

28 May 2019
Why are women much more at risk in Sweden than Spain?

A reading of the bans

17 May 2019
New York may outlaw fur sales. Alabama has banned abortion. One of these matters much more

Cellphone ban coincides with high achievement in a Maori girls school

10 May 2019
Wealth and colour don't necessarily decide who tops the league tables

De-platforming, Twitter mobs and character assassination: are we fed up yet?

6 May 2019
Two (more) public intellectuals feel the heat – and support

After a mammoth public consultation, NZ euthanasia bill hangs in the balance

12 Apr 2019
90 percent of public submissions were opposed to killing

Crusaders no more?

10 Apr 2019
A New Zealand rugby team grapples with its brand

Did Darwin get it wrong?

1 Apr 2019
The ‘father of evolution’ as a Victorian gentleman and apologist for his class

‘I don’t want assisted suicide ads to make me feel unworthy of care’

28 Mar 2019
A young, terminally ill New Zealand woman speaks out.

Peace Prize for Jacinda?

25 Mar 2019
Making peace with Muslims cannot excuse a moral blind spot

New Zealand goes to prayer

22 Mar 2019
A ‘call to reflect’ with Muslims puts faith in the public square

The Christchurch mosque killer and his worldview

18 Mar 2019
We need to go deeper than 'racism' and 'religious bigotry' to prevent these crimes

‘Leaving Neverland’ and the new sexual morality

15 Mar 2019
What does the unmasking of Michael Jackson actually change?

#DefendNZ: rallying Kiwis against euthanasia

11 Mar 2019
A new movement targets a bill being honed to maximise support

Victory for Jack Phillips as evidence of govt hostility emerges

6 Mar 2019
Colorado Civil Rights Commission finally abandons its harassment of a cake artist

Keeping Kiwis in the dark about the trans agenda

4 Mar 2019
The last thing government really wants is a public debate

Retraction: why you can’t believe all ‘the science’ on abortion

22 Feb 2019
Attacking research with unwelcome findings backfires on an author

Gay sperm donor dad or lesbian partner, who is the legal parent?

19 Feb 2019
When family diversity goes to court it’s too late to think of the children

Yearbook shaming is unjust and a moral red herring

15 Feb 2019
It’s a man’s behaviour today that should concern us.

Asia Bibi: Pakistan Supreme Court rejects bid to overturn her acquittal

30 Jan 2019
Judge is grieved at ‘the image of Islam we are showing to the world’

It might be fashion, but it’s just not tennis

25 Jan 2019
The editor of Vogue hits a ball out of court.

Towards a sexual counter-revolution

31 Dec 2018
Review of a film that all millenials should see.

Pence rules on Wall Street, OK?

12 Dec 2018
Some women object, but it's one answer to #MeToo.

‘Comparative religion is the true multiculturalism’

7 Dec 2018
Camille Paglia on the dearth of meaning in youthful lives and how to remedy it.

Sexual Revolution; 50 Years Since Humanae Vitae

4 Dec 2018
You've read the articles, now see the film.

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