It’s a horrifically clichéd phrase, especially in movies: a guy will be enamored with some girl, who will be resistant to his advances and yet attracted to him, and say, “I’m not like other girls.”
It’s silly and for the most part untrue. Someone I follow on twitter made the comically astute observation “if you say you’re not like other girls, you’re just like all other girls.”
For the most part I agree, except when it comes to the grappling ladies. In a majority of ways we are just like our fellow feminine comrades, but I feel we set ourselves a part in a few ways. Many girls I know have an issue with full contact sports, primarily. Also, I think we repeatedly put ourselves in situations that challenge us, that force us to improve.
And that may not just be a female thing, or hell even a grappler thing, but something that sets athletes a part from the general population. So way to go, us. Ladies, proudly turn to some guy and say cryptically “I’m not like other girls.”
I’ll even give you a cookie if you can say it with a straight face.