Because rape is not something that is needed in a female's life to make her a strong empowered individual, quite the opposite! If this was a game with a male hero rape would never be something they would include in his origins story. Lara Croft has been a cherished Video Game icon for 16 years, why do game developers feel it necessary that in order to show her evolution into the "tomb raider that we know and love" it has to involve rape?!! Oh I am sorry attempted rape...
According to rainn.org
Every 2 minutes someone in the U.S. is raped
2 out of 3 assaults are committed by someone known by the victim
97% of rapists never spend a day in jail
These are staggering statistics that we do not need to be reminded of when paying $60 for a Video Game that we play specifically to get away from the horrors of life and let off some steam.