Unlike violence, where crime rates have gone down, sexual harassment is still a huge problem that hasn't gone away over time so it should be looked at differently.
Of course, most Americans believe that crime is getting worse. Oh well, they've always liked fear.
I don't think rape should be the baseline no one is really worried that video games lead to sexual violence. Video games don't portray and reward rape. They are accused of promoting sexual objectification and fostering an unwelcoming environment for women.