Wow. I'm exactly old enough to be one of these "older women". Until now, that designation required the presence of a "younger man".
We swapped mix tapes all through school. We later traded VHS tapes of movies we recorded off of cable TV. We swapped books around. If we didn't have something, we probably knew someone who did. While I do think it's a stretch to extend this line of thinking to pirated ebooks, I can see some people making that leap of thought.