Department of Psychology



Welcome to The Psychology of Women!

Tentative course syllabus for Winter term 2016:

Course outline link


For further information about the course, check UM Learn

Articles of interest are presented on this page and on the “useful links” page.


Consent, Sexual Assault and Rights of the Body:

New Regulations on Dealing with Sexual Assault at the UofM

Yes means Yes campaign at UofM

Fleeing to Winnipeg to avoid genital mutilation

Campaign to end sexual violence in Ontario

A justice system finally understanding consent?

             York University

             Alberta Case


Celebrities react to “Slimmed” Photos


Lena Dunham

Kate Winslet


Women in the Media:

Number of women in film

Ask her more” campaign

Patricia Arquette speech at the Oscars (wage equality)


Feminism in the Media:

Time Magazine bans “Feminism”

Time Magazine apologizes

Emma Watson’s Speech at the UN


Feminist Psychology Link


Feminist Organizations

Everyday Feminism

Feminist Majority Foundation



Men’s Organizations working toward Gender Equality

He for She UN Campaign

Men Engage

Men Can Stop Rape



Women & Work:

Can women have it all?

Falling short of expectations

Manitoba Childcare and Daycare Dividend Articles (Winnipeg Free Press)

Women’s Unpaid Work Around the World (for the expanded article click here)


Gender Differences?

Are women and men different species?

Take the Bem-Sex-Role-Inventory online


Take a different perspective:

The Implicit Association Test (Take the IAT Website)

The David Reimer Case

Media website (critically thinking about the media)

Popular Culture Celebrating Larger Sizes


Understanding menstrual cycles:

Predicting Fertility (As we discussed in class, most women do not ovulate on day 14. So how can a woman understand when she actually does ovulate? This links details signs of ovulation which is useful to women both when trying to avoid pregnancy and when trying to achieve pregnancy.)


PMS and Work:

Business gives women time off for menstrual pain



Improving Birth

Anxiety during Pregnancy

Breastfeeding rates in Canada

             Benefits of Breastfeeding (Canada and US)

Trauma of Parenthood

Lisa Gibson—a local case of potential postpartum depression or psychosis

The Double Standard of Breastfeeding


Body Image:

Empowering messages

Body Positivity and Fat Acceptance

A guide to reading about plus-sized fashion

Why the term “plus-sized” is harmful



HERS Foundation

2012-2013 news report on Hysterectomy

Women’s Health Info on Hysterectomy


March 8th is International Women’s Day!

Read more: IWD website