A long time ago, I read an article about wearing or not wearing a hijab. In the article, there was a term that described the fact that while, on paper, there was a choice, that decision would be so heavily influenced by one's culture that it was not really a free choice. So basically, something that is said to be a choice but really isn't.
Does anyone know what that term is? "Something choice," maybe?
So, to add more information I think it's more to do with free will. That you think you're making a choice but because that choice is so ingrained with cultural influences that choice is not really freely made. It may not be a common phrase (I've been trying to hunt down the name of this concept for years!), I quite like illusory choice which sort of fits although the illusory bit is not specific to it being culturally determined.
I think illusion of choice may be the phrase I am looking for, I think it will work in other contexts which is what I wanted. There has been a number of times I have wanted to use this concept in an argument about something else but have been unable to phrase it. I'll check out false choice too, thanks.