Apex fallacy

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The apex fallacy is an informal fallacy in which people judge a group by its most visible and successful members. Many feminists object to men dominating in politics or among the richest and most powerful people. They rarely if ever mention that men dominate among the incarcerated and homeless as well.

Example of the Apex Fallacy:

Most wealthy people are men so men are all wealthy.

The term apex fallacy was coined by Dr Helen Smith.[1]

The apex fallacy is somewhat similar to the frontman fallacy.

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References

  1. https://web.archive.org/web/20170825161610/http://www.magic-city-news.com/Bernard_Chapin_102/The_Apex_Fallacy_An_Interview_with_Dr_Helen_Smith10920.shtml