Logical Fallacies
Logical Fallacies / Strawman

Strawman

The strawman fallacy occurs when one misrepresents an argument so that it becomes easier to attack.

Example of Strawman

  • Those who oppose abortion have no respect for women's rights, and see women as baby-making machines, which is of course wrong. Women must be able to choose.
  • People who oppose gun control are potential terrorists. We cannot allow terrorists to decide our laws. All guns should be banned.

This is a common fallacy.