With the debut of Nicki Minaj's third album The Pinkprint this week, I wondered where feminism and the star's overt sexuality meet. Can a woman objectify herself? Is that feminist? What is the meaning of life with a vagina, anyway?

In a time where gender equality—or rather the discussion around gender equality—is so popular, I wrangled a few smart folks including Roxane Gay, Minya "Miss Info" Oh, Brittney C. Cooper, Treva B. Lindsey and Uri McMillan to weigh in on Nicki Minaj, feminism and America's infatuation with a big black butt. Enjoy!