With an increase in the incidences of cases of rape, which I have been observing with disdain, I have come to ponder on the psychological underpinnings behind the act. A rape is a difficult thing to define. Difficult because of the complexity to it. There are many psychological drives to rape, hence its complexity. But what is general about it is that it is non-consenting and coercive, it is done to strip something of value to the victim away from her.