Because women live and relate as women--defined by appearance and size in relation to men--while men are easily portrayed as fully and simply human, slash fiction can sidestep gender boundaries and expectations. Everything is new, the tropes of gender are defeated. Slash is fresh, newly imagined eloquence.
Writing slash gets little respect, even less than genre. Obviously, slash isn't "important" literature. Or...? I like to write with my gonads, and see who follows them around. It's subversive as hell. (Gonads have no gender).
One island, four men. Sex, redemption, evil, the divine. Destruction, construction and redemption of the soul. Sex as process; healing, revealing, choice, the power of love.
"Lost" fandom. My novel. Subversive as hell. Edited and almost finished (then final edit).
"Heart of the Island," with Sayid Jarrah, Jacob, the Man in Black/James and Benjamin Linus.