I don't get what the need to portray rape, specifically would be
unless you're just portraying rape
Like, is there someone that a criminal is trying to catch that rapes people? Is it important for the rape to be detailed within the comic by drawing it?
I feel like there's no good, specific reason, to portray rape unless it directly leads to something else and is happening to the main character
Like the only rape scene that actually made sense to me was in Invincible, there was a reason for the character to do that (Same with Batman in the case of Damian when it's non consensual)
The only time it makes sense to actually portray rape outside of stuff like that is if the MC is the one doing it, but they don't understand consent or maybe they stop halfway through because it took them a while to realize that the girl didn't actually want it, as like an unfortunate teaching moment for the MC
I'm not trying to imply it's only okay when guys get raped or that it's okay for characters to rape as long as they stop and realize it, but it really doesn't make sense to portray it outright
There's no specific need for it, so the only time it happens is when the writer/artist wants to see it