Originally Posted by Brodeur
No it isn't, it's about power. Having a person be defenseless while you take what is most precious to them is an incredible amount of power.
If it was JUST about power, then the guy would simply beat/harass/humiliate the woman in some way. If it's about more than just power, then obviously sex enters the equation.
Let me ask you, if a man wants to exert power over another man, does he rape that man? Most men know how to show their power over someone without involving sexual behavior.
Rapists are about power *AND* sex, and rape is always about sex to some extent.
Honestly, arguing that a forcible act of intercourse
is *not* in any way about sex (which is defined as an act of intercourse
) seems very ignorant.