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What is a double bind?

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You confuse the terms "Double Turn" and "Straight Turn."  A straight turn of a disad or advantage is when you only respond with turns and you provide no defensive arguments.

 

A double bind is when a team (usually the neg) puts the other side in a position or points out they've put themselves in a position where they have to concede one of two things

Easy Example: The Disad is a generic that applies to all substantial plans, alongside this disad you could run T on substantial that prevents the aff from being able to no link the DA by saying they aren't big enough to trigger, because that concession wins you the T argument.

 

There are theory arguments for and against double binds.  Rule of thumb just try to avoid putting yourself in a double bind.

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@gsnnation Oh okay! This helps a LOT, thank you! 

So a straight turn isn't necessarily a bad thing? I'm always confusing defensive and offensive arguments, so I could very easily be wrong. 

Also thank you for the example! Everything is starting to make sense now lol

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