Ella Whelan
journalist and frequent commentator on TV and radio; author, What Women Want

Ella Whelan is a journalist and author of What Women Want: Fun, Freedom and an End to Feminism. She was the assistant editor at spiked and host of the spiked podcast between 2015-2018.

Ella is a frequent commentator on TV and radio and writes for the Sun, the Spectator, The Sunday Times, The Economist, Conscience and others. Her interviews feature in the spiked review.

Follow Ella on Twitter: @ella_m_whelan


Tuesday 2 October, 18:00 Millennium Room, Carriageworks Theatre, Leeds, LS2 3AD
What’s the problem with identity politics?

Saturday 13 October, 10:00 Frobisher Auditorium 1
The F word: what’s the point of feminism today?

Saturday 13 October, 12:00 Frobisher Auditorium 1
Gender pay gap: myth or reality?

Saturday 13 October, 14:00 Frobisher Auditorium 1
What is a woman anyway?

Saturday 13 October, 16:00 Frobisher Auditorium 1
Has #MeToo killed the office romance?

Saturday 13 October, 17:30 Frobisher Auditorium 1
Cross-examining UK rape laws

Sunday 14 October, 16:00 Frobisher Auditorium 1
Contraception: a hard pill to swallow?

Sunday 14 October, 16:00 Cinema 1
Is free speech a fiction? In conversation with Lionel Shriver

Saturday 20 October, 13:30 University of Zurich, 71 Rämistrasse, 8006 Zürich
#METOO, one year on: where next for feminism?

Saturday 3 November, 15:15 National Library of Scotland, George IV Bridge, Edinburgh, EH1 1EW
From the Suffragettes to feminism’s generation war: women’s rights today

Monday 5 November, 19:30 Hellenic American Union, Massalias 22, 10680, Athens
Silencing hate speech: censorship or civility?

Thursday 8 November, 18:30 LCB DEPOT, 31 Rutland Street, Leicester, LE1 IRE
What do women want? The ‘Art of Thinking’ about feminism today