double bind


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a situation in which one has to choose between two or more equally unsatisfactory choices
  • the double bind faced by every politician: responding to scurrilous charges only gives them unwarranted publicity; not responding to such charges is often interpreted as an admission of guilt

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The first known use of double bind was in 1956

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“Double bind.” The Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 14 December 2019.

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