Ella Whelan is a political commentator and freelance journalist. After graduating in 2014, Whelan joined online politics magazine spiked, and quickly rose to assistant editor. She is a producer of the annual Battle of Ideas Festival in central London and writes for the Sunday Times, the Irish Times, the Sun and The Economist. Whelan regularly appears in the media; her support for Brexit and criticism of no-platforming and 21st century feminism has caused her to clash with mainstream journalists on the BBC, Sky, and Channel 4. Her first book, What Women Want: Fun, Freedom and an End to Feminism, was described as "a leading voice of a rising generation of young warriors for free speech" by distinguished social critic Camille Paglia.
"Carving out a niche for herself as a professional sayer-of-the-unsayable" - New European