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Julie Gunlock

Senior Fellow and Culture of Alarmism Director

Julie Gunlock is a Senior Fellow at the Independent Women’s Forum and directs 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:

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


Banned in Europe Does Not Equal Safe

April 15 2015


Robert Kennedy, Jr: Bad on Vocabulary and Vaccinations

April 9 2015


Government Salt Regulations Will Do More Harm Than Good

April 9 2015


The Food Babe vs The Science Babe

April 7 2015


Working for Women Podcast 4 • What is fracking? How is it done? How long have we been fracking?

April 6 2015


Mamavation Myths: Killer Thin Mints

March 25 2015


Fast Food Ban Failure

March 24 2015


Age Limits on…Apple Juice?

March 24 2015


More Flexibility for School Lunches

March 18 2015


Newsweek's Chemical Alarmism

March 17 2015


Debbie Downer Alarmists Ruin the Greatest Show on Earth

March 17 2015


Nudge Theory at Work

March 17 2015


Chemical Reform is Coming

March 16 2015


Working For Women Podcast 2 • Chemophobia: Why does it exist? Who is promoting it?

March 16 2015


Krugman's Wrong on Pizza and Human Nature

March 9 2015


Food Bans in Maryland

March 4 2015


Government to Reverse Cholesterol Recommendations

February 12 2015


Dangerous Health Nuts Call Measles a Hoax

February 11 2015


Butter Is Bad...and Other Government-Endorsed Food Myths

February 10 2015


A Good Month for the Obamas

February 2 2015


Gov. Chris Christie Thinks Harming Your Kid Should Be Your Choice

February 2 2015


School Dinner Expands

January 27 2015


Sleep-Away Camp + No, Your Oatmeal Won't Kill You • Cam & Company

May 17 2016


Julie Gunlock: “Let Parents Decide If They Want their Kids to Wait in the Car”

May 16 2016


Megan Fox Steps Away From ‘Sexy’ Roles To Be A Better Role Model For Her Kids

May 15 2016


Free-range Parenting Movement • Good Morning Washington (05.13.16)

May 13 2016


Should 16 & 17-Year-Olds Be Allowed to Vote + Free-Range Parenting • Cam & Company

May 10 2016


Don't Eat "Mor": De Blasio Asks New Yorkers To Boycott Chick-Fil-A • Fox & Friends

May 7 2016


Celebrities and Their Terrible Non-Problems • Cam & Company

May 2 2016


Businesses: Don't Always Buy Your Stuff

April 28 2016


Women 21 Hosts Author Julie Gunlock

April 27 2016


Mom Lets Her 3 Kids Wait in Car. FBI Agent Tells Her She Can't

April 26 2016


IWF's #womenLEAD Event + Soda Taxes + Parenting • Cam & Company

April 26 2016


Leaving Your Kids In The Car + The Professor & The Pro-Gun Student • Cam & Company

April 19 2016


Check Your Privilege, HuffPo • Cam & Company

April 12 2016


Five Reasons Why You Should Care About Soda Taxes

April 7 2016


A Dem. Pushing To Tax The Low-Income Brackets?

April 6 2016


Selfie Media & Fluffy Reporting: Journalists Falling Flat • Cam & Co

April 5 2016


IWF Joined Cam & Co To Learn Firearm Safety & Shooting • At The Range, NRA News

April 5 2016


Mom Shaming & Harassment in the Grocery Store Parking Lot • Cam & Company

March 29 2016


Firearms Friday at NRA Range

March 19 2016


Tackling the Pressing Problem of "Time Poverty" + Domestic Duties • Cam & Company

March 8 2016


Mandated Menu Labeling + Alarmists Mom Shaming • Cam & Company

March 1 2016


Defending Girl Scout Cookies + The CDC, Feminists & Birth Control • Cam & Co

February 24 2016


Kids & Healthy Eating + Valentine's Day Cards For Everyone • Cam & Company

February 16 2016


Chipotle's Food-Safety Woes? Don't Expect Sympathy From Rest Of Industry

February 16 2016


'Insane' That A Federal Agency Is Doing This

February 8 2016


Should The Federal Government Be Using Taxpayer Dollars On Recipe Suggestions? • American Family Radio

February 4 2016


The Chipotle Effect: When Companies Believe Their Own Hype

February 3 2016


Anthropologie Hipster Trash Cans: Offensive To The Poor? • Cam & Co

February 2 2016


Podcast #29 • Dietary Guidelines: Should You Take Them With A Grain Of Salt?

January 26 2016


Getting Snowed In + Election 2016 + Dietary Guidelines • Cam & Company

January 26 2016


Michelle Obama Faces Changes To School Lunch Program, Trouble For Hillary, and More • Bill Cunningham

January 22 2016


Michelle Obama's $4.5B School Lunch Nightmare & Chipotle Pandering With Free Food • Garrison

January 21 2016


The Food Network Has Gone Hollywood + Celebrity Activists • Cam & Co

January 12 2016


Obesity Too Complicated To Cite One Cause

January 11 2016


Government Shouldn't Be In The Business Of Dietary Advice • One News Now

January 8 2016


Fed Study Tells Us What To Eat, How To Meet

January 8 2016


Chipotle Traded Safe Food Practices For Hipster Food Trends

December 23 2015


Chipotle's Anti-GMO Campaign & E. coli Breakout • Ray Horner Morning Show

December 23 2015


All I Want For Christmas Is A Safe Chipotle Burrito • KLZ Mornings With Steve Curtis

December 23 2015


To Bee Or Not To Bee: A Popcorn Controversy?

December 23 2015


The Irony In Chipotle's "Food With Integrity" Campaign • Schilling Show

December 22 2015


All I Want For Christmas Is A Safe Chipotle Burrito • Cam & Company

December 22 2015


Heavy Lifting [Book Review] + Pop Culture Depiction Of Parenting • Cam & Co

December 15 2015


Linda Stasi's NY Daily News Post + Get Your Barre On • Cam & Company

December 8 2015


Obama's Carbon Footprint & "Unsafe Spaces" On Campus • Cam & Co

December 1 2015


Feminists Complain About "Sexist" Kitchen & Hollywood Mom Fear Mongers • Stacy Petty

November 17 2015


Celebrity Fear Mongers & Starbucks Snowflake Outrage • Cam & Co

November 10 2015


Podcast #24 • Fear and Wrong-Headed Loathing of GMOs

November 5 2015


Killer Meats & Government Intervention In The Diet Industry • Bill Meyer

November 4 2015


What the Halloween culture is doing to little girls' costumes • Conservative Commandos

October 28 2015


Sending Your Kids to Sleep-Away Camp Doesn’t Make You a Rebel

May 17 2016


Megan Fox Just Made a Radical Decision for the Sake of Her Kids

May 13 2016


No, Your Oatmeal Will Not Kill You

May 12 2016


Celebrities and Their Terrible Non-Problems

April 27 2016


You Can Leave Your Kids In the Car, and Don’t Let the FBI Tell You Otherwise

April 18 2016


Check Your Privilege, HuffPo

April 8 2016


Is Selfie-Style Reporting the Future of Journalism?

April 5 2016


Sarah Palin Is No Judge Judy

March 30 2016


Ignore the (Candy) Haters and Enjoy those Easter Treats

March 25 2016


#FreakOutFriday: Oh, No! GMOs!

March 25 2016


Congress Kills FDA’s Extreme Menu Mandate

March 2 2016


Time Poverty—The Feminist Obsession with Domesticity

March 2 2016


Don’t Listen To So-Called Nutritionists Who Shame Moms With Fact-Free Advice

March 1 2016


#FREAKOUTFRIDAY: THE TRUTH ABOUT GUMMY BEARS

February 26 2016


The Food Police is Coming for your Girl Scout Cookies

February 23 2016


The CDC Embraces The Precautionary Principle For Pregnancy

February 14 2016


Be My (Compulsory) Valentine

February 12 2016


Sorry, But Poor Kids Can Still Eat Healthy

February 5 2016


#FREAKOUTFRIDAY: THE ZIKA VIRUS!

February 5 2016


Elites’ Latest Mantra: “Let Them Eat Broccoli!”

February 4 2016


Elites Lament Sale of Hipster Trash Cans and Locally Sourced Food to Average Americans

January 29 2016


Chipotle's Dubious New Year's Resolution

January 26 2016


#FREAKOUTFRIDAY: GOVERNMENT DIETARY GUIDELINES AND YOU

January 22 2016


Christie Takes a Tougher Tone against Michelle Obama’s School-Lunch Reforms

January 21 2016


Chipotle's Dubious New Year's Resolution

January 21 2016


The Self-Hating Burrito Billionaire

January 20 2016


#FREAKOUTFRIDAY: THE SUGAR CRISIS!

January 15 2016


You’re Better Off Ignoring Uncle Sam’s Ever-Changing Diet Advice

January 13 2016


The Food Network: Feeding The Celebrity Culture

January 7 2016


My New Year’s Resolution: Ignore The Food Alarmists

December 28 2015


Have Yourself a (French-Canadian) Christmas

December 24 2015


All I Want For Christmas Is A Safe Chipotle Burrito

December 22 2015


Popping the Bee-Pocalypse Myth

December 18 2015


Must Science Serve Vanity Before Our Elites Will Support It?

December 14 2015


I’ve Joined the Cult of Barre . . . And You Should Too!

December 8 2015


Celebrity Fear Mongers

November 10 2015


Let Them Eat...Candy!

October 30 2015


Feminists’ Latest Cause? The Battle Against “Sexist Kitchens”

October 22 2015


How Not to Talk to Your Kids About Sex

October 16 2015


Liberal Mom Shocked to Find She Might Agree with Conservatives About Family Values

October 2 2015


Sexed-up Halloween costumes — even for little girls

October 2 2015


Babies—and Voyeuristic Adults—Behaving Badly

September 24 2015


ABC’s sordid prostitution of the once-sweet Muppets

September 24 2015


Kermit Gets Edgy

September 3 2015


Nope…Your Kids’ School Supplies Are Not Toxic

September 3 2015


Are Braces Necessary?

August 12 2015


Lies for ‘Likes’

August 5 2015


Can Smoking Pot Make You a Better Mom?

July 29 2015


We Need More Apology Parents

July 28 2015


Class Warfare in the Toy Aisle

July 21 2015


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