Architect of Giant Vagina Stadium Says It Doesn't Look like a Vagina

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Ok, I'm sorry, but I don't understand how you could look at this stadium and think anything but "giant vagina." I am trying. But I cannot see anything else! However, the building's architect, Zaha Hadid, disagrees. "It's really embarrassing that they come up with nonsense like this," she told TIME. "What are they saying? Everything with a hole in it is a vagina? That's ridiculous."

Honestly, this is not the best of arguments. I see lots of things with holes in them and don't think vagina: I see a donut and think "Oh, a donut"; I see a bucket and I think, "Hmm, a bucket." When I see a structure with giant pink labia-like bits flanking an orifice, though, I think, "Oh, yes, there's a vagina."


Hadid (described by TIME as "the world's best-known female architect") believes that critics would not have drawn vulva-comparisons if a male architect had designed the building, which I don't think is necessarily the case — because, again, the stadium looks so, so much like a giant vagina. I cannot reaffirm this enough.

The most important takeaway from this tale is that there's no cause for embarrassment: as I've said before, male architects are constantly building things that look like enormous phalli. The yoni has a lot of catching up to do, and here we have a good, if accidental, starting point.

"Architect Zaha Hadid Fires Back at Critics of Her So-Called 'Vagina Stadium'" [TIME]

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You ever notice that nobody ever comments on the endless flow of phallic shaped buildings? New York and Chicago are even locked in a battle over largest skyscraper (read that biggest phallus) right now. No mention of penises anywhere in that story. But build one vaguely vaginal stadium and society threatens to collapse.