Can feminism learn anything from Nicki Minaj? Yes, says Mona Eltahawy

Nikki Minaj weighs heavily on our conscience. On the one hand, she is happy to reduce herself to her backside, as she vividly did in the video of Anaconda. Prima facie, she's happy to embrace her "ass and tits" as the best part of her identity. Which would ordinarily be a textbook case of objectification.

And yet, she seems to be taking absolute control of the narrative around her body. While she objectifies it loudly and vocally, she does it on her own terms.

What should we make of her? What does feminism have to learn from her? Mona Eltahawy, feminist, activist, writer and prolific tweeter, explains.

Produced and edited by Andrew Clarence

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