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

But what is so wrong with looking like a vagina?

By Katie McDonough

Published November 18, 2013 5:59PM (EST)

Al Wakrah stadium
Al Wakrah stadium

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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