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‘Empire:’ ‘My Body, My Choice’ Trope Justifies Abortion

Posted on 11 April 2018

<p>In the April 11 episode of Fox’s <em>Empire,</em> titled “Sweet Sorrow,” Becky decides to get an abortion even though her baby’s father doesn’t want her to do so. She justifies her selfish decision by using the same old tired trope that generations of feminists have used – "my body, my choice."</p>