Whomever wrote this headline has some serious issues

Desperate No More: Eva Longoria Engaged

Are you freaking kidding me? Yeah, all us single gals are “desperate” until someone comes and rescues us. Gag.

Really, one should expect more from the Associated Press.

Comments (28)

  1. RickG says:

    Are all you single gals on a hit TV show called Desperarte Measures?  No.  It’s a play on words for what she’s known best for.  Nothing more.

  2. tzagotta says:

    Oh, c’mon, it was an obvious reference to her role on Desparate Housewives. Surely they were not implying she was actually desparate, or that any or all single women or men are.

  3. RickG says:

    Desperate Housewives, not Desperate Measures.

  4. chrismarts says:

    Ummm… I think it’s because of the show she’s on? Desparate Housewives? Sort of a play on words?

  5. ptaron says:

    It’s just a pun on her show, Deperate Housewives… shouldn’t your anger be directed at the show for these jibes?

  6. Dean Harding says:

    Actually, I think that headline is a reference to the fact that she’s from Desperate Housewives…

  7. HeatherLeigh says:

    No duh. It’s obviously a play on words, but insulting because it’s implying that her engagement is making her desperate no more. Otherwise, is the headline implying that she is leaving the show because she is becoming engaged? Puns are fine as long as they make sense. This one stretches too far, to the point of being insulting.

    Man, ther masters of the obvious come out of the woodwork.

    And I’m not "angry", just annoyed. All you dudes can simmer down now : )

  8. ed adkins says:

    perhaps it should read "On Her Way to Becoming a Housewife!"


  9. HeatherLeigh says:

    Getting there, ed!

  10. Simone says:

    I admit that I once was desperate when it came to this department. That is until I experienced wedded bliss, which came in the form of my catching him in bed with a male friend. Luckily the settlement left me well off.

  11. tzagotta says:

    I think you’re just reading too much into the headline. I don’t think it’s insulting to women at all.

    >>Man, ther masters of the obvious come out of the woodwork. <<

    What did you expect with a post like that? Ask an obvious question, get an obvious answer! :o)

  12. DanF says:

    From the Grammar Reich:

    Speaking of headlines, I think you were looking for "whoever" (e.g., "Who wrote that headline? HE wrote that headline" versus whom "him wrote that headline").

    Couldn’t help myself, since we were criticizing headlines. 😛


  13. mrscrooge says:

    Question – what does the title of the show mean to you folks? (I don’t watch it but I’m curious..)

  14. It’s good to see that we’re all focused on the important things here…

    Would it help if I apologize on behalf of…uh…headline writers everywhere that you "single gals" are all desperate?

    Wait…that came out wrong…

  15. SpoonsJTD says:

    It could also be a play on the fact that her character on the show seems pretty desparate to find a man. The first sentence suggests that "Her marriage didn’t work out on "Desperate Housewives," but things are looking rosy in real life for Eva Longoria".

    "On Her Way to Becoming a Housewife" makes less (as much as?) sense than "Desperate No More" — I’m doubting she’s going to quit her job as an actress just because she’s getting married. That seems more offensive a suggestion than that she’ll no longer be desperate: "Hey women, find a man so you don’t have to work and can become a housewife."

  16. HeatherLeigh says:

    tzagotta- I didn’t realize I was asking a question…I’m still looking for the question in the original post. Oh wait, did you think "are you freaking kidding me?" was a question  that needed a response? Hey, I just asked another question. There you go…there are some questions to work off of.

    DanF- I wondered about that but was too lazy to look it up…tough week here…getting lazy with the grammar rules. : )

    mrscrooge- that is a good question. For me, the fact that it’s about fictional (and ridiculous characters) makes calling those characters "desperate" very different from calling a real person the same.

    Daniel R. Sweet – very cute : )

    SpoonsJTD – yeah, that makes sense. I have to say that housewife-dom is nowhere in my future so I am not sure whether the idea of someone getting married and becoming a housewife is offensive to them or anyone else. I guess I can only say what is offensive to me. Guess I am little sensitive about this subject. More often than not, when someone asks me whether I am single, they generally follow up with "there’s still time" as if there’s something broken that can be fixed. There’s still time for me to buy a giraffe too. There’s still time for me to become the world hotdog eating champion. There’s still time…

  17. Christine says:

    Okay, I’m gonna chime in here and say the headline was silly–albeit catchy–and I can see how it would feel insulting.  Men aren’t considered desperate if they’re single and over 28, but women usually are and it affects them in social situations much more strongly than it affects men.  And the headline writer was playing on that dynamic (as are the writers of Desperate Housewives–by portraying the women as "desperate," they’re somehow more pitiable than the ridiculously shallow men in their lives).  

    Nobody likes to be pitied unless he/she has is that annoying perpetual-victim type, which most people aren’t.

    Heather, I don’t pity you, and I don’t think you are desperate just for being unmarried!  And neither is Eva Longoria; it was a stupid headline.

  18. Jim S says:

    I’d like to chime in with the fact that Eva Longoria is a total MILF. That is all.

  19. Doug Burris says:

    Dude, a giraffe owning, champion hot dog eating, Trojan loving, recruiting wizard?

    Too bad I am married and live halfway across the country…you may be the coolest chick ever!

  20. HeatherLeigh says:

    Christine- I can always count on your to explain things in a way that are totally credible! : )

    Jim S – I don’t think she’s a mother and I’m pretty sure she’s just about 30. Are you like 16 or something?  : ) I bet not! She’s very attractive, obviously.

    Aww, Doug….thanks! I have to really work on the hotdog eating. The giraffe gets ticked off when I hog all the hot dogs.

  21. tod hilton says:

    Funny, your crazy 1-off posts seem to get the most comments.

    And yes, Eva is freakin hot! According to IMDB she’s 31, is that too young for me?  It’s only 5 years…  😉

  22. HeatherLeigh says:

    no, tod, it’s not too young for you. I’ll put in a good word for you.

  23. RJD says:

    Maybe she was just desparate for someone to change her tire?

    Let me know when you get the giraffe.

  24. HeatherLeigh says:

    RJD – ain’t gonna happen. For the record, I have changed a tire before. We pay for services all the time that we are capable of doing ourselves. Why the heck would I need a giraffe when I can pay one ten bucks to change my tire? : )

  25. Jim S says:

    I stand corrected, she’s not a MILF. I will instead refer to her as an ILF =)

  26. HeatherLeigh says:

    Jim S- I believe you have coined a new term

  27. Heather, please tell me that I misread your post.  You really didn’t say that you find the idea of getting married and becoming a housewife offensive.

  28. HeatherLeigh says:

    You are right, you mis-read the post. I find that idea that women are "desperate" until they are married offensive and that some may find the idea that once married one becomes a "housewife" offensive, but since I am not one, I don’t have a feeling on the latter.

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