Lacking knowledge or awareness in general; uneducated or unsophisticated.
Lacking knowledge, information, or awareness about something in particular: "ignorant of astronomy".
It has come to my attention that there is an abundance of ignorant people in this world and the Internet gives them a vast playground to share their asinine ideas with other ignorant people. I can not begin to tell you how often I run across a facebook status, forum post or comment that leaves me to wonder how this person is able to function with out a protective helmet, and a team of health care professionals.
Last night I was trolling the forums on cafemom.com, (Yes TROLLING, I am one of those. I was bored!) when I ran across this post:
"My daughter is 16 and got some bathsalts for Christmas. They've sat unopened for months until recently. They are opened and used now and I am afraid she might be using them like the guy on TV. It has me fearing for our lives!!!!"
WOW. Of course the first thing I did was laugh my ass off at this woman's outrageous idiocy. I had to wonder, is this for real? Did this woman write this just to incite an argument and stir things up? Come on, surely no one can really be that stupid! But upon reading the replies I saw lots of women worrying right along with this idiot. I couldn't help myself, so here is my reply:
""Bathsalts" is the street name for a synthetic drug that is kind of like a cross between meth and acid. I guess you could hypothetically smoke some Calgon, but I doubt it would do anything but make your mouth taste like soapy flowers. Google something before you make yourselves look stupid people!"
As a mother I find it absurd that someone would post this in a forum asking for advice before trying to learn about the drug. Had she spent half the time it took her to write that retarded shit typing the word "bath salts" into a search engine, she would have known in under 30 seconds that her daughter is clearly not using actual bath products to get high.
I see women being extremely ignorant about their bodies and general pregnancy issues all the time. It never fails, every time a friend posts an announcement about being pregnant, or an ultrasound picture where their fetus still looks like an alien-tadpole, some idiot woman will comment asking what the sex is. It takes all the restraint I can muster to not bring to their attention that that baby doesn't yet have genitalia, so nothing short of genetic testing would let us know what the sex is at this point. There are actually people who think pregnancy tests turn blue or pink depending on the sex of the baby. The bathsalts bitch, I can half way understand being unaware, seeing as how this is a new thing. BUT COME ON! How can you be so stupid about your own body and how it works??? It's not rocket science people! Pick up a damn book!
This is definitely not a problem exclusive to women. I have a friend who's ex husband thought that in order for a woman to get pregnant both parties have to climax at the same time. This "man" had two children already. (and let me just say from what she told me, the idea that he could get anyone to "climax" is absurd) I am sorry, but if you don't know how your junk operates, you have no business using it. (Especially to procreate and make baby ignorant losers like yourself.)
I think there should be a test before people should be allowed to reproduce. I have created one, and I think it should be distributed and implemented world wide. Immediately, before this disease spreads any further.
How does a woman get pregnant? Please describe what happens inside the body. Sex is not a valid answer.
2. Your child is 3 years old. How often would he be seen in a shopping cart, wearing only a diaper with a baby bottle full of soda dangling from his mouth?
(If the answer is any more than never, it's an automatic fail.)
3. What is 2+2?
4. Please define the word occupation:
5. With whom do you reside?
(If the answer is Mom, Dad or any other dependant bullshit, auto fail.)
6. Can you wipe your own ass? If yes, can you handle your child's shit, puke, pee, snot and blood?
7. Are you racist, sexist, sizeist or otherwise prejudice in anyway?
(against anything but stupidity!)
8. Do you know how to wash laundry, dishes and do other household chores?
( If your mother still washes your laundry, you fail and so does she!)
9. Have you ever been described as lazy?
(If yes please put down your pencil and walk away now. Children are lots of work!)
10. At what age is your child old enough to be left home alone?
11. What is an ovary?
12. Have any of your pets ever starved to death or died from an illness that was left untreated?
13. If there are 3 apples and you take 2 away, how many apples do you have?
14. Have you or anyone you know been a victim of alien abduction?
(This question is absolutely necessary, as we all know only idiots with beer cans get abducted by aliens.)
15. Do you have a criminal record? If yes, how long did it take the police to catch you?
(Recently, there was an idiot who held up a convenience store with a fake gun. His mother came in the store and made him stop it. This retard fails.)
16. How many books have you read in the last year?
(50 Shades, Twilight and Cosmo do not count.)
17. What is Wikipedia?
18. If your glasses get turned upside down will the medicine run out?
( Yes, there are people who actually think that the glasses contain medicine to help them see. My husband works in optics and sees this all the time. Basic physics people.)
19. What is the full name of the headmaster of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry in HP books 1-6?
(Albus Percival Wulfric Brian Dumbledore. If you have not devoured the greatest work of literary genius in the history of the world, you have no business reproducing! No child should miss out on the Harry Potter BOOKS.)
20. Is that your ass, or a hole in the ground?
I think this test would greatly alleviate the further creation of idiots. What do you think?
I do not think that people necessarily need to have a bachelors degree to function in society, hell, or even a high school diploma. (I was a high school dropout and obtained a GED in 2008. Now I am a college dropout.) Please just don't be complacent about being ignorant. If you don't know what you are talking about please look it up before you open your mouth and insert your foot. There is too much knowledge available to everyone FOR FREE right at your fingertips to have so many ignorant people walking around. Not taking the time to learn and grow as a person is flat out lazy and you should be ashamed of yourself!
Do any of you have a horror story to share about the ignorance epidemic? Please comment and share your thoughts, and outrageous stories!