Susan Brownmiller - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia) argued in her book Against Our Will; Men, Women and Rape (mid 70's) that "rape is nothing more or less than a conscious process of intimidation by which all men keep all women in a state of fear". Patriarchy theory+ Other feminists assert that male domination of women in socio-political and economic domains is the ultimate cause of most rapes, and consider male-female rape to be a crime of power that has little or nothing to do with sex itself.
I'd ask that you look outside your perspective Mr. Mole to consider alternate reasons. Here is a good start. The feminist explanation for rape: An empirical test (Lee Ellis: he doesn't have a wiki but he's a biosocial criminologist, here's a book by him instead Amazon.com: Theories Of Rape: Inquiries Into The Cause Of Sexual Aggression (9780891161721): Lee Ellis: Books)
"This study was directed toward testing a major component of the feminist explanation for rape: that such criminal behavior is most fundamentally the result of traditions of male domination in most sociopolitical and economic affairs. The rape rates of 26 large American cities were compared, using both official FBI and victimization statistics, relative to various indicators of these cities' degree of sociopolitical and economic inequalities between the sexes. Four out of 14 correlations were significant, three with a sign opposite to that predicted by the feminist explanation. When presumed effects of the two strongest control variables were removed, using partial correlation techniques, only one coefficient was significant, and it was in the direction contrary to the feminist explanation. Generally, rape rates in American cities appear to be unrelated to sex disparities in earnings, education, occupational prestige, or employment. Thus, the belief that reducing average sex disparities in sociopolitical and economic terms will ameliorate a community's rape problem was not supported."
You can get a copy of the full paper here: http://www.jstor.org/discover/10.230...21104280226363
There are other reasons than just dominance/power for rape. Here have another look see. Richard Felson (Professor Richard Felson - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia) coauthored with Robert Pentsky (Professor http://view.fdu.edu/files/MA_Highlights_2012_2013.pdf) Aggression and Coercive Actions: A Social-Interactionist Perspective In it they argue that some rapists rape for... wait for it... sex.
Here is an overview. Violence, Aggression, and Coercive Actions
I linked the info on the persons mentioned because I believe origin/source and their credentials should be taken into consideration when contemplating their "thoughts/theories". You wouldn't go to a ballet instructor to learn to swim better now would you? What if you fall out of that boat you are always messing about in?!
*Wonder's why moles like to mess about in boats, what an odd mole*