What’s Current: VPD detective James Fisher charged with sexual exploitation and sex assault

Det. Const. James Fisher, in 2014.
Det. Const. James Fisher, in 2014. (Image: CBC)

Vancouver police detective James Fisher charged with sexual exploitation and sexual assault (one of the victims being a juvenile).

Carrie Fisher’s death puts spotlight on women’s heart disease.

“Women tend to have more atypical symptoms,” said Dr. Jay Stone, a cardiologist at Community Medical Center in Toms River, N.J. “A burning pain, shortness of breath or weakness, fluctuating in the chest or palpitations — it’s not the classic textbook that men tend to have.”

Doctor’s and medical scientists are endangering female patients by ignoring sex differences in responses to pathogens and treatments.

“[A]lmost no one is paying attention to the fact that sex matters on a cellular level. Femaleness and maleness are more than the sum of an individual’s genitalia. The difference is manifest in our molecules—the very enzymes that metabolize the drugs we take, for instance. Mounting evidence from my lab and others around the globe reveals differences in men’s and women’s responses to pathogens as well as therapies, no matter whether we’re looking at Zika, malaria, flu, lupus or heart disease.”

Canada to change prison policy at federal level to allow males who identify as transgender to be housed in women’s prisons.

Susan Cox

Susan Cox is a feminist writer and academic living in the United States. She teaches in Philosophy.