Yeah, I am generalizing. I'm just saying that most rabid yaoi fanbrats don't know the roots of the genre. You can ship what you like; I just wanted to get to the root of "why this yaoi/bishounen thing is so popular" among Japanese women and American teenage girls. Besides, I meant it in the strictest sense of Very Pretty Boy A boinking Very Pretty Boy B- not what some Western fans have done, which is closer to the Western ethos of slash. (I think straight men like "lesbian" porn for much the same reason: it's a heterosexually acceptable drag for their male/male fantasies that society won't let them express.) I'm kind of being Butlerian about this issue...LOL
But there was this farking sweet article about yaoi and jousei manga in an anthology called Porn Studies. Oh, and there's more articles in the "Works Cited" section of that article.