A-typical Mind Fallacy

a-typical mind fallacy (noun) :

thinking the minds of others are so inscrutable that we couldn’t possibly say anything about the beliefs or values of other people

A: “I know bed nets save lives, but isn’t it arrogant for you to presume you know what’s best for people in Africa?”

B: “…do we really need a deep understanding of the local culture to know that people in Malawi don’t want their kids dying of malaria?”

(h/t my friend Dillon Bowen!)

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