Many do it with a singular—if unspoken—goal: to bring men back to the flock.
The “why do they hate us” question has no simple or singular answer, nor is the very premise of the question entirely defensible.
There is no doubt that Gloria Pritchett is singular among TV characters, and Vergara is capitalizing on that.
mid-14c., "alone, apart; being a unit; special, unsurpassed," from Old French singuler "personal particular; distinctive; singular in number" (12c., Modern French singulier) or directly from Latin singularis "single, solitary, one by one, one at a time; peculiar, remarkable," from singulus (see single (adj.)). Meaning "remarkably good, unusual, rare, separated from others (by excellence), uncommon" is from c.1400 in English; this also was a common meaning of Latin singularis.