Home / About / Julie Gunlock


Julie Gunlock

Senior Fellow, Director of Culture of Alarmism Project

Julie Gunlock is a senior fellow at the 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.

Julie Gunlock's RSS feed

Recent Articles:

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


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


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


Does Everything Have To Be Political? + Progressive Sexism • Cam & Company

January 31 2017


Salad...The Silent Killer! Is *Any* Food Safe? • Cam & Company

January 24 2017


What Were The Women's Marches Truly About? • Bill Cunningham Show

January 22 2017


FLOTUS, Stop Treating Us Like Toddlers + Is Your Salad Sexist? • Cam & Company

January 10 2017


Podcast #61 Kellyanne Conway Would Be A Hero If She Were Liberal

December 14 2016


What Does A Trump Cabinet Mean For The Nanny State + Vaping Alarmism • Cam & Company

December 13 2016


Thanksgiving Leftovers + Soda Taxes • Cam & Company

November 29 2016


Nanny Mike Bloomberg and Soda Taxes • Cam & Company

November 22 2016


Parents: Stop Scaring Your Kids About the Election • Cam & Company

November 15 2016


America Rejected Policies Of Past 8 Years On Tuesday • Garrison

November 10 2016


Podcast #59 Finding Common Ground With Adversaries: A Conversation On Parenting Styles

November 9 2016


Genetically Modified Ingredients in School Lunches + Activist Scientists • Cam & Company

October 25 2016


Podcast #56 Reasonable Mom's Pushing Back On Food Alarmism

October 17 2016


The Pressures of Parenting • Good Morning Washington

October 17 2016


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


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


Independent Women’s Forum’s mission is to improve the lives of Americans by increasing the number of women who value free markets and personal liberty. Sister organization of Independent Women’s Voice.
Follow us