Being involved with a man whom I perceive as being stronger than I creates a rather delicious atmosphere of erotic tension, like setting up two opposite poles, and the attraction is powerfully inevitable. And the closer the poles in charge the higher the risk of repulsion. Keeping that energy high can require help and reminders in the form of explicit demonstrations that yes he is indeed more powerful.
It can also be incredibly liberating, knowing that this man, this powerful man, has rights over you. Not because it removes responsibility for one's own actions. Rather, it reduces the deep fear, that isn't rare in women, that a man may be weaker than she is, that it is necessary to constrain certain parts of herself or destroy him somehow.
So when a woman who craves male control finds it she can finally really relax, safe in the knowledge that he will be able to handle anything she has to throw at him and he won't crumble.