Quoting Back to Noob Status:" So, I'm a major horror movie buff and I just recently watched a movie called "I Spit on Your Grave" (the ... [snip!] ... is a topic I find to be very divisive in amongst horror movie buffs so I was wondering what BG thinks. Debate and discuss."
I don't really like them and they make me uncomfortable, but then again that's also life. A LOT of women will be raped in their lifetime, so it would only make sense that it is a part of movies. It's art imitating life. It's a sad fact of life, but that's why it's in movies (any type of movies.).
So I will often not watch a movie with a rape scene in it, but I don't think they shouldn't be put there. Though, I suppose, the DO need to consider if it's needed in the movie and will it bring more or fewer watchers.