Ever since I started this “Anti-Girlfriend” undertaking several months ago, I’ve been asked, “What does that even mean?”
Usually, I tell them the whole, long mostly uninteresting story of how I was first referred to by this moniker by a guy who was interested in me above his girlfriend “at the time” (as he said when he first christened me.) But that is hardly a definition.
When I first conceived of this site after discovering that no one owned this domain name (!) I kept envisioning her as some sort of superhero with a cape and special powers. I don’t know why this was the image that immediately entered my head– I’ve never been interested in comic books. But for whatever reason, I kept seeing her in comic form and decided to go with it. After all, who I am to challenge a superhero?
And that got me asking myself over and over again — what does “The Anti-Girlfriend” do? What does she stand for? (Certainly not for truth, justice and the American way.)