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[–] Lawful 25 points (+25|-0)

I only partially agree. I think a bigger reason is that young women very rarely have older role-models and are actively discouraged to listen to or believe older women, that older women are all but invisible culturally, and that older feminist theory gets framed as "outdated and problematic" which steers them away from seeking it out. Younger women barely have any access to get class consciousness like that, especially with the added-on neoliberal choosy-choice empowerment of individually being the most feminine - if you get taught that feminism is about individuals and choices, you don't start thinking about class oppression.

[–] Elizabelch 9 points (+9|-0)

older feminist theory gets framed as "outdated and problematic"

whereas older masculinist theory gets framed as "history" and we're all taught it in school.