"gratifying their desire for power & control"
I think that does, at the core, apply to every Thing we hate - sexist structures, capitalist structures, police state structures, monoculture, and on and on...
(Though there is always an aspect of fear in the agent, goading on that gratification.)
Yes, any mention of 'rape' definitely loads the conversation, but perhaps we are overly scant with our priming powder? I freely admit my near-ignorance on the subject, (and am woefully trying to balance the experience of the individual, with the patterns aggregated over the broadscale of our societies), but i read your comments as meaning harm of one individual against another individual (personal or impersonal).
Yet systemic sexual exploitation sleets by us everyday - u.n. 'peacekeepers' accused of exploiting children for candy and favors (the latest in a long line of the same); women in impoverished african towns trading the fishermen - sex for fish, because they have no other way to feed their children; the near-endless litany of abuses from the orphanages and residential schools, run by both church and state, in nation after nation; the coerced sex trade around us this very day - how can you consent to anything, with an empty belly and a roving addiction and violence at every turn?
(Blindspot?? i know it is for me, a common weakness?)