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Design for Qatar World Cup stadium kind of looks like a vagina

But what is so wrong with looking like a vagina?

Katie McDonough
November 18, 2013 10:59PM (UTC)

Qatar will host the World Cup in 2022, and the design for the new stadium being built for the games kind of looks like a vagina.

People seem to think this is a big deal, but everything in the world basically looks like a dick, so what is the harm in having a stadium-size vagina in the mix?


As BuzzFeed notes, the architectural firm behind the design based it on the “dhow” boat that Qataris traditionally used for pearl diving, not a human vagina.

More images here.


Katie McDonough

Katie McDonough is Salon's politics writer, focusing on gender, sexuality and reproductive justice. Follow her on Twitter @kmcdonovgh or email her at

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