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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:

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


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


Podcast #52 Anti-Bullying Campaigns Should Also Target Parents

September 21 2016


Airbnb Regulations + Does Anyone Go To Subway For "Clean" Food? • Cam & Company

September 19 2016


Parents Should Also Be Targets In Anti-Bully Initiatives • Garrison

September 8 2016


Anti-Bullying Campaigns Need to Target Parents, Not Just Kids • Cam & Company

September 6 2016


Alarmists Are Fun Stealers + Cam & Julie's New #Bespoke Podcast • Cam & Company

August 30 2016


#1 What It Means To Be A Bespoke Parent

August 25 2016


Daycare Provider Reported Parents to CPS Because of a Birth Mark • WIBC Garrison

August 19 2016


Child Protective Services & Handprint Mom • Cam & Company

August 16 2016


Podcast #47 BOOK: Government Ruins Nearly Everything

August 10 2016


Parenting + NYT Alarmist Headline: Smoke Fire & Human Evolution • Cam & Company

August 9 2016


Sexual Harassment, Wage Gap Myth, 2016 • Bill Cunningham

August 3 2016


McDonald's New Menu + Free Gun Course For Women • Cam & Company

August 2 2016


Dems Sharing Economy Problem + Hair Braiding Regulations? • Garrison

July 28 2016


Oberlin College and "Culturally Appropriated” Food • Cam & Company

July 26 2016


Nice Attacks & RNC; Masculinity & Election; Jennifer Aniston • To The Contrary

July 17 2016


Pokémon Go Gets Kids Outside • Cam & Company

July 12 2016


What Does The FBI Ruling On Hillary's Email's Teach Our Kids? • Garrison

July 7 2016


Kids Playing Outside Unsupervised + Lady Gaga & Celebrity Over Substance • Cam & Company

July 5 2016


The FDA & Raw Cookie Dough + The Sharing Economy • Cam & Company

June 30 2016


Philly's Soda Taxes Won't Cure Obesity • Vinnie Penn Project

June 22 2016


How Trump Can Appeal To Women + Hillary's Campaign Tactics • Bill Cunningham

June 22 2016


Valley Girl Talk & Elocution Lessons + Nanny State Update • Cam & Company

June 21 2016


Philadelphia Enacts Soda Tax • Tipping Point with Liz Wheeler

June 20 2016


Bear Parenting + Will Harmful Food Regs Put Small Companies Out Of Business? • Garrison

June 16 2016


Podcast #41 • The FDA's Crackdown On Salt And Why You Should Care

June 15 2016


The FDA, Bad Science & Low-Salt Regulations • Cam & Company

June 14 2016


Bear vs. Helicopter Parenting • Cam & Company

June 7 2016


Women LEAD Summit [Culture of Alarmism: Scaring You Silly]

June 2 2016


Katie Couric's Misleading Gun Documentary "Under the Gun" • Cam & Company

May 31 2016


Guns and Butter: Attending Both NRA Conventions

May 30 2016


Trump vs Clintons, Religious Schools, Commercialization of Feminism • PBS To The Contrary

May 27 2016


Katie Couric Regrets ‘Poor Decision’ to Insert Pause in Gun Documentary Interview

May 27 2016


Couric stands by ‘Under the Gun,’ director apologizes for controversial edit

May 26 2016


Katie Couric slammed for 'deceptive' documentary about gun rights

May 26 2016


Katie Couric Stands By 'Under the Gun' As Director Apologizes For Misleading Edit

May 26 2016


Podcast #38 • Women LEAD Preview: Culture of Alarmism, Scaring You Silly

May 25 2016


Women, Guns & Gun Control + New Nutrition Labels • Cam & Company

May 24 2016


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


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


In Defense Of Culturally Appropriating Food

July 18 2016


Let Them GO: Pokemon Trounces Obama’s Let’s Move Initiative

July 13 2016


Why Are America’s Mayors Taking Mindfulness Advice from Lady Gaga?

July 1 2016


Fêting the Fourth

July 1 2016


Dear Harris Teeter Manager: Normal Moms Don’t Believe Chemicals Are Evil

June 29 2016


DeLauro's Sour On Sweet

June 29 2016


No, Crazy Police Chief, Your Kids Don’t Need to Be 16 to Play Outside Alone

June 24 2016


Home Cooked Meals Aren’t Killing Mother Earth

June 23 2016


Elocution Lessons: Yet Another Tool of the Patriarchy?

June 15 2016


Bra-Less Teen Lands in Hot Water at High School; Example or Distraction?

June 10 2016


‘Bear Parenting’ Is a Welcome Break From the Helicopter Parenting of Today

June 6 2016


The Food Marxists At The FDA

June 6 2016


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


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