I disagree that it's utterly unnecessary for comics. There are plots that can be done, and done well, with it(Amethyst #1). However, it's overused, and overused by people who have no clue what they're doing. I think both companies need a 5-year ban on rape stories, similar to the smoking ban instituted at Marvel. Get rid of it for long enough that people stop using it as a go-to story and when it's allowed again, maybe people won't be so quick to use it.