My husband gave up halfway through Wentworth. When BJR had Claire up against the wall I looked over and he had his eyes closed and he kept them closed until she was out of the prison – his excuse was that he was really tired and fell asleep.
For the finale he stayed upstairs and after he said “I could hear him screaming so I didn’t come down”. To my knowledge he still hasn’t watched the episode. But he did ask me if they both survived and then said that Jamie must have nine lives because he’s always almost getting himself killed.
But I don’t think it’s a male vs female rape thing. He also walked out of The Hunger Games because he said he didn’t want to watch a bunch of kids killing each other. He will however watch mayhem in things that are pure fantasy such as The Avengers or Batman without flinching. And he will watch gory horror movies with my daughter that give me nightmares. Go figure.