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This is a beaten to death topic, but I think I figured out why some women adore yaoi. It's because of gender roles.

Recently, society has been disapproving of submissive women. We want go-getters, and women who know when to say "no". All empowered and such, and that's not necessarily a bad thing.

But ultra-submissive urges like "I want to be pursued"are surpressed. Women can only accept and live out fantasies of being submissive if both characters are male, otherwise they'd be brought face-to-face with their urges.

That's why the girly man so often gets raped and subdued by the stronger man in yaoi, and women love it. They're allowed to live out fantasies where men are possesive, controlling, and sexually aggressive safely.