For the Uninitiated: The Apex Fallacy

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The apex fallacy: refers to judging groups primarily by the success or failure at those at the top rungs (the apex, such as the 1%) of society, rather than collective success of a group. It is when people marginalize data from the poor or middle class and focus on data from the upper class. It was coined by a forensic psychologist named Dr. Helen Smith and is often specifically applied to feminism’s interpretation of the wage gap and power distribution in relation to patriarchy.

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