Two questions were posted recently asking about the Flash TV show:
One question has been closed as a dupe of the other. Neither question is good as
- They are both essentially "some unnamed person said this random thing, is it true?"
- They seem to be trying to create a discussion about sex for which there is no basis.
Both questions have been downvoted (perhaps for the reasons I described).
In both cases, the title of the question was edited by another user to change the question from whether Caitlin was "raped" to whether Caitlin was "sexually assaulted". Sexual assault is not synonymous with rape (it includes other actions in addition to rape), so the edit seems to somewhat change the meaning of the question.
I suppose the edit might be justified if it removes clearly offensive language from the list of question titles. I think that both rape and sexual assault are offensive ideas and actions, so substituting one for the other doesn't really help. I don't think we need to avoid using proper terminology when discussing criminal behaviour.
I don't seek to justify these questions. I would be happy if they were a closed, but I don't think there is a close reason that covers them.