Desperation is coercive, or so it is said. The analogy between having a gun to your head and starvation at your door is a good one, as far as decision making is concerned.
- She's only working for nothing/selling her kidneys/poisoning her water supply because she has no other option.
- Therefore she's effectively being coerced.
- That's terrible.
- We won't allow it. We won't buy her t-shirts or her kidneys.
- Now she can't be coerced. Hoorah!