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Dear media, please call it rape

Greg Kelly, son of NYC police commissioner Raymond Kelly and co-host of “Good Day New York” on Fox 5, is being investigated for sexually assaulting a woman. Yet the headline that just came up in my news feed was this:

The media needs to call sexual assault what it is. When headlines continually conflate rape and sexual assault with ‘sex’, they contribute to a culture that ignores, and even condones, sexual violence. 

UPDATE: Look at this! Good on them.