I have seen this fallacy a lot of times when I'm having conversations with people.

For example - when someone assumes a person who leans towards the right on the political scale will definitely be misogynistic as well.

Conflation is somewhat correct, but it doesn't really include the 'dislike' aspect of it.

Is there a term for this phenomenon?


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Sounds like someone is stereotyping another person.



1 to believe that someone has a particular character only because this is what many people believe someone of their particular class, nationality, etc. must be like, and not because you know anything about their personality

stereotype someone as something: Feminists are sometimes stereotyped as aggressive and unattractive.


The straw man fallacy is somewhat related to your description.

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