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.

March 8th is International Women’s Day!

             Read more: IWD website

In the news:

Breast Removal to Prevent Cancer (similar to oophorectomy with hysterectomy)

The Double Standard of Breastfeeding

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

Law Suits over Talcum Powder and Ovarian Cancer

Fleeing to Winnipeg to avoid genital mutilation

Campaign to end sexual violence in Ontario

Images of Women on Canadian Currency?

Manitoba Childcare and Daycare Dividend Articles (Winnipeg Free Press)

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

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

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