Is there a phrase which describes the situation in which a person supports something that is detrimental for them, and then held out as evidence that the detrimental policy is correct?
For example: Say there is a proposed mandate to require women to work as housewives. Most women do not support a mandate to only work as housewives, but the occasional woman does. Now, the proponents of the housewife mandate hold those occasional women out as evidence that the mandate is fine: "See, these women agree!"
Is there a phrase to describe this scenario, when people take on this role, or when they are held out as an example?