“Those of you who say the women learn as well, what if they don’t know how? It is only in the last century or so, that, thanks to bais yakov, frum girls can learn something. For many centuries prior, the vast majority of women were totally ignorant, many, despite being extremely pious couldn’t read a siddur.”
We can say the same of all the many, many men in previous generation who did not know how to read or learn. The ameratzim, the poshute yidden who served Hashem with full hearts but very little knowledge. What about them?