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Julie Gunlock

Senior Fellow, Director of Culture of Alarmism Project

Julie Gunlock is a senior fellow at Independent Women’s Forum and leads the organization’s Culture of Alarmism Project. She is the author of the book From Cupcakes to Chemicals: How the Culture of Alarmism Makes Us Afraid of Everything and How to Fight Back.

Before joining IWF, Gunlock served as a Professional Staff Member on the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee and on the House Homeland Security Committee, and on the staffs of Ohio Senators Mike DeWine, George Voinovich, and Tom Coburn. Gunlock has written about food and culture for the New York Post, the Washington Post, New York Daily News, the Los Angeles Times, USA Today, Forbes, U.S. News & World Report, The Washington Times, National Review Magazine, National Interest Magazine, the Tampa Tribune, and Townhall.com and is a regular contributor to National Review Online, BlogHer and Huffington Post. She has offered political commentary on Fox News, TheBlaze TV and other networks and is a regular guest on local, regional and national radio programs.

She lives in Virginia with her husband and three young, active, and perpetually hungry boys.

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Recent Articles:

Happy Birthday Bill of Rights

December 15 2017

Cookie Dough Killer?

December 13 2017

Stars Can Do Good

December 11 2017

School Lunch Makeover Results in More Chubby Kids

November 30 2017

Green Activists Want Moms To Be Too Scared to Shop

November 28 2017

Introducing Virtue Signalling Barbie

November 13 2017

Michelle Blames Mom

November 3 2017

Eric Lipton's Attack on Dr. Nancy Beck is a Call to Conservative Women

October 31 2017

Halloween Anxiety

October 30 2017

The Girl Scouts Go on Defense

October 13 2017

What Happened (with Harvey), Hillary?

October 11 2017

Chicago Repeals Massive Soda Tax

October 11 2017

Wisconsin's Move Toward Food Freedom

October 6 2017

Parenting: Sacrifice or Privilege

August 7 2017

SC Johnson, Transparency, and the Free Market

May 31 2017

Actress Making Sense: Sexes are Different!

May 15 2017

Shifting Taxes From One Industry To Another Helps No One

May 12 2017

Eat Your (Frozen!) Vegetables

April 24 2017

Oh Please! Diet Drinks Don’t Kill

April 24 2017

Obama's Female Staffers Engage in Groupthink. World Applauds!

September 14 2016

Team Jen! Leave Jennifer Aniston (and her face wash!) Alone.

August 29 2016

FDA Alarmists: Cookie Dough Edition

June 30 2016

Sign the Petition: Hands Off Our Salt

April 26 2016

Are Microbeads Really Bad?

April 25 2016

Barbie Gets A Makeover…and Thighs

January 28 2016

NY Daily News Thinks I Deserve To Die

December 7 2015

Mandated Calorie Displays Won't "Cure" Obesity

November 4 2015

Bacon…Sugar…Diet Coke…Everything's a KILLER

November 3 2015

More Baloney About Processed Meat and Cancer

October 26 2015

The Government's Sour Advice on Milk Consumption

October 21 2015

Women's Scientific Body Betrays Women

October 5 2015

Sugar and Soda--Addictive as Cocaine?

September 21 2015

Soda Companies Fund Important Research. New York Times Predictably Outraged

August 10 2015

Alarmism About Diet Drinks Harms Dieters

August 8 2015

Boy Band Singer Demonstrates Ignorance About SeaWorld, Fans Go Wild!

August 3 2015

Soda in Daycare Facilities

July 22 2015

Vox: The World is Getting Better and Better

July 15 2015

Menu Labeling Delayed

July 9 2015

The Sad State of Science Journalism in America

July 8 2015

Must Read: Latest Issue of Reason

July 7 2015

Alarmism About Herbal Supplements

June 23 2015

March Against Monsanto:Missing the Important Issues

May 26 2015

Soda Companies and Healthy Choices

May 19 2015

Josh Barro's Lesson in Economics and Healthy Eating

May 13 2015

Alcohol Taxes to Solve Non-Problems

May 12 2015

School Serves Expired Meat

May 4 2015

FDA to Further Regulate Homemade Soap and Other Personal Care Products

April 30 2015

Chipotle Stuffs Those Burritos with Nonsense

April 28 2015

Alarmism About Food Creates New Mental Condition: Orthorexia

April 23 2015

Hollywood Stars Pretending to be Poor

April 15 2015

Scrooges at the FDA: No raw cookie dough!

December 15 2017

Disney Buys Fox, Mickey Becomes Mighty

December 15 2017

Statement: 'Tis Not the Season to Freak Out Over Raw Cookie Dough

December 13 2017

NBC fires 'Today' host Matt Lauer in latest alleged sexual harassment revelation • Steve Gruber Show

November 29 2017

Don’t fall victim to activist groups trying to steal your holiday cheer. • Cam & Co.

November 28 2017

Fighting feminism on campus, one step at a time

November 13 2017

No, There Are No Parallels Between Free Ranger and Bolshevik Parents • NRA News Cam & Co

November 7 2017

NYT continued harassment of conservative women • Cam & Co.

October 31 2017

Family’s big role in obesity

October 25 2017

How activists use moms and alarmism to advance their own cause • Cam & Co

October 24 2017

Why gender-neutral scouting will negatively affect boys and girls • Cam & Co

October 17 2017

Even your dinner is a part of the #Resistance • Cam & Co

October 10 2017

Consumers Seek Choices At Checkout

October 2 2017

The baffling rise of Gwyneth Paltrow's "Goop" • Cam & Co

September 26 2017

Teacher punished for alarmism over this kids science project... • Cam & Co

September 12 2017

How Parents Can Combat Liberal Bias in Schools

September 6 2017

ANTIFA violent protestor still has her teaching job • Cam & Co

September 5 2017

Teachers should be teachers • Fox & Friends

September 5 2017

Parents: review curriculum before school year starts • Fox & Friends

September 1 2017

Is Your Child Safe From Antivaccine Activists? • Cam & Co

August 4 2017

Lena Dunham gives dog back to shelter due to "behavioral problems" • Cam & Co

July 18 2017

Say anything...just not to a mom • Cam & Co

June 27 2017

Vulnerable women shouldn't have to wait 45 days to conceal carry • Cam & Company

June 20 2017

Fancy Food Marketing: Silly or Smart? • Cam & Company

June 13 2017

"Too Safe" playground rules are causing more kids to act out • Cam & Co

June 6 2017

Podcast #83 How vaping regulations harm those trying to quit smoking

June 2 2017

Vaping industry under regulatory fire • Cam & Company

May 30 2017

IWF Joins Coalition Urging FDA Commisioner to Ease the Heavy-Handed Regulatory Approach to E-Vaping

May 23 2017

Michelle Obama criticizes average Americans food choices, flaunts personal chef • Cam & Company

May 23 2017

Washington Insider: Tensions Over Big Business Links to Alarmism

May 17 2017

School overreach: student suspended for 'liking' photo of airsoft gun • Cam & Company

May 9 2017

Diet Soda Doesn't Kill! • Bill Cunningham Show

May 7 2017

Don't Believe Celebrity Science • Cam & Co

May 2 2017

Don't Freak Out Over Diet Soda • Cam & Company

April 25 2017

Supermodels Super Health & Wellness Experts? • Cam & Company

April 11 2017

Legislation Putting Women in Harms Way + the Non-GMO Project • Cam & Company

April 5 2017

Flushable Wipes Ban + Meals On Wheels Hysteria • Cam & Co

March 21 2017

New York City Bans Flushable Wipes • RT Boom Bust

March 21 2017

President Trump's Budget Cuts to PBS and Meals on Wheels • Fox & Friends Weekend

March 20 2017

Nanny State: Europe vs. USA + #DayWithoutAWoman • Cam & Company

March 14 2017

Nanny State Update: #CPAC2017 Edition • Cam & Company

February 27 2017

Food And Fear: How To Find Facts In Today's Culture Of Alarmism • Marc Cox

February 16 2017

Podcast #70 Debunking Rachel Carson's Alarmism On Manmade Chemicals

February 15 2017

Philadelphia's New Soda Tax • Boom Bust

February 10 2017

Philly's Soda Taxes Are Hurting Consumers, Businesses, And The Poor • Steve Gruber

February 9 2017

Super Bowl Sunday Cable Outage + Political Food Choices • Cam & Company

February 7 2017

Podcast #69 Food And Fear: How Monsanto Is Vilified By Activists

February 7 2017

Podcast #68 Sifting Through Food Alarmism To Find Real Facts

February 3 2017

Green For Top Grades?

February 3 2017

Labor in the Age of Automation • Boom Bust

February 1 2017

What London Could Learn From Los Angeles About Banning Fast Food

December 12 2017

The Disney Channel is no longer safe for our kids

December 8 2017

Samizdat GOOP Memo Reveals Plans for Image Makeover

November 28 2017

No, Bolshevik Parents Weren’t Early Free Rangers

November 7 2017

Moms Are Key to Success In Green Agitation

October 19 2017

The Moral Emptiness of Hollywood Moms

October 16 2017

Is There A Merit Badge for Gender Denial?

October 12 2017

Now, Even Your Dinner is Supposed to be Part of the #Resistance

October 10 2017

GOOP and the Media’s Double Standard on Pseudoscience

September 15 2017

Politics in the classroom

September 12 2017

Why Do Former GMO Execs Lead An Anti-GMO Lab? It’s Not A Change Of Heart

September 7 2017

No, ‘Wonder Woman’ isn’t a ‘step backwards’

August 28 2017

Male Fertility Is Not In Crisis Because Of Plastic

August 2 2017

Is Your Child Safe From Antivaccine Activists?

August 1 2017

Lassie Came Home. Lena Dunham’s Rescue Dog? ‘Re-Homed’ When He Became Inconvenient

July 11 2017

The Holderness Family Embraces Helicopter Parenting this Summer (But I Still Love Them!)

June 30 2017

Why It’s Hilariously Hypocritical For Food And Wine To Lecture About The BLT’s Carbon Footprint

June 28 2017

Say Anything. . . Just Not to a Mom?

June 26 2017

Dr. Gwyneth and Her Goop Will See You Now

June 19 2017

Jerry Seinfeld Isn’t Disgusted Enough With Kardashian-Style Reality Television

June 19 2017

Why The Baby Industry Really Doesn’t Want Newborns To Sleep In Cardboard Boxes

June 12 2017

Jerry Seinfeld Reminds the World that Hugging Shouldn’t be Compulsory

June 8 2017

Hey, Michelle Obama: If You Have a Personal Chef, Don’t Criticize Regular Americans’ Food Choices

May 18 2017

Babies, Bugs, and a Great Big Scare

May 18 2017

The Unholy Alliance Between Big Biz And Big Alarmism

May 2 2017

Why Gwyneth Paltrow and Other Celebrities Shouldn’t Be Your Source for Science

April 27 2017

Are Supermodels Experts in Everything?

April 10 2017

Pity Our Overconfident Celebrities

March 23 2017

Flushing Busybody Politicians

March 16 2017

Feminism’s Problems are Bigger Than One Bad Teacher

March 15 2017

Neil deGrasse Tyson Tries to Kill the Tooth Fairy

February 28 2017

Philly’s Drink Tax Is Hurting Consumers, Businesses, and the Poor

February 2 2017

Everything’s Political—Even Your Food Choices

February 1 2017

Salad: The Silent Killer?

January 17 2017

Mrs. Obama, We Are Not Your Kids

January 5 2017

Western Feminists Discover New Tool of the Patriarchy: Salad!

January 5 2017

USDA Demands Holiday Snacks (and Parents) Be Removed From Schools

December 19 2016

Ode To The Strip Mall

December 16 2016

Nanny Bloomberg Strikes Again

November 16 2016

Martha Stewart Snoops to A New Low

November 14 2016

Parents: Stop Scaring Your Kids About The Election

November 10 2016

Kids Don’t Like Veggies. So What?

November 2 2016

New York State PTA’s Inane Panic Over GMOs in School Lunches

October 24 2016

‘Hormone-Disrupting Chemicals’ Are Not A Global Health Scourge

October 20 2016

Lets All Be Reasonable Moms

October 12 2016

The Nuisance Of Alarmist Litigation

September 27 2016

The Unsung Virtues of the Old-Fashioned Family Photo Album

September 23 2016

The Silliest Teen 'Rebels' Ever

September 17 2016

You Gotta Fight For Your Right . . . To Microgreens

September 15 2016

Anti-Bullying Campaigns Need to Target Parents, Not Just Kids

September 3 2016

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