I think love is always going to be the most important subject for women.
I think printed fiction is what women read.
If you want to talk about a subject that is important to women, romantic fiction is the place to talk about it because that's where your audience is.
Romantic fiction is the only purely feminine art form. All other art forms were shaped and are dominated by men.
War stories, westerns, spy stories are all accepted as respectable because they are read by men. It is only women's light reading which is derided.