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(New York Magazine)   Female architect who designed the Qatar stadium that resembles a vagina says that people are thrusting their own interpretations into it, pushing hard for the meaning to be different than she intended and stretching the intention   (nymag.com) divider line 124
    More: Followup, Zaha Hadid, Hadid, Qatar, Georgia O'Keeffe  
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ZAZ [TotalFark]
2013-11-23 09:38:08 AM  
What are they saying? Everything with a hole in it is a vagina?

As a single man I can tell you that... oh, was that a rhetorical question? Never mind.
 
2013-11-23 09:42:04 AM  
Just don't push so many people repeatedly into it that it expands past capacity.
 
2013-11-23 09:43:21 AM  
Does it have ways of shutting down?
 
2013-11-23 09:43:36 AM  
Phhh that is exactly what it looks like.
 
2013-11-23 09:44:29 AM  
She should just clam up.
 
2013-11-23 09:44:45 AM  
"curved open roof is meant to evoke the sail of the dhow"
GIS for dhow
Yeah...no
 
2013-11-23 09:44:45 AM  

ZzeusS: Just don't push so many people repeatedly into it that it expands past capacity.


It is a stadium not a clown car.
 
2013-11-23 09:45:35 AM  
Hell, it looks so much like a vagina I wondered what pervert architect got this by committee in the first place. The real surprise is when I found out she did it.
 
2013-11-23 09:46:50 AM  
They're not pussyfooting around, are they?
 
2013-11-23 09:49:30 AM  
static.environmentalgraffiti.com

I could believe this was unintentional. Design one dome, someone asks for two on site.

As for an ovoid with a taper you wind up in danger territory. And an obelisk is a phallic symbol by people who didn't know why they liked them.
 
2013-11-23 09:50:08 AM  
 "What are they saying? Everything with a hole in it is a vagina? That's ridiculous."

But every tower is a phallus.
 
2013-11-23 09:50:35 AM  
People used to see these things as "eyes."

ZAZ: What are they saying? Everything with a hole in it is a vagina?


Well, in some cultures....
 
2013-11-23 09:51:17 AM  
This is just another example of why women should not be architects.  They're no damned good at it.
 
2013-11-23 09:52:20 AM  
FTA: "Honestly, if a guy had done this project," Hadid added, "critics would not be making such lewd comparisons."

I didn't know a woman did this project, and I still made those comparisons.
 
2013-11-23 09:53:18 AM  

rikkards: "curved open roof is meant to evoke the sail of the dhow"
GIS for dhow
Yeah...no


It's not that hard to see the resemblance to a group of dhows or feluccas, especially if you consider what it might look like standing level to the thing.
 
2013-11-23 09:53:57 AM  
Shutting it down one week per month for maintenance is just trolling.
 
2013-11-23 09:54:24 AM  
Ok, this is 12-year-old-kid terminology.

It's not "vagina". It's "vulva"

The vagina is inside the body...the actual passage to the uterus, not the outside parts.

The vulva is the female external genitalia.
 
2013-11-23 09:55:41 AM  
everyone from Jezebel to Jon Stewart (who called her the "the Georgia O'Keeffe of things you can walk inside!") have pointed out the stadium's unfortunate resemblance to lady parts.

Un
fortunate?
 
2013-11-23 09:56:09 AM  

I'm just asking questions: FTA: "Honestly, if a guy had done this project," Hadid added, "critics would not be making such lewd comparisons."

I didn't know a woman did this project, and I still made those comparisons.


This. I just found out just now that the architect was a woman.
 
2013-11-23 09:56:19 AM  
Penis.
 
2013-11-23 09:56:36 AM  

I'm just asking questions: FTA: "Honestly, if a guy had done this project," Hadid added, "critics would not be making such lewd comparisons."

I didn't know a woman did this project, and I still made those comparisons.


Penis church anybody?
 
2013-11-23 09:57:04 AM  
she needs to spend some quality time with a hand mirror - just sayin
 
2013-11-23 10:00:02 AM  
Interesting self marketing. She knows what it looks like. But it will be hard to be selected to design anything else ever.
 
TWX
2013-11-23 10:00:57 AM  

FrancoFile: Does it have ways of shutting down?


I just hope that they don't have too many riots by fans of the sports played there. It'd be a shame for there to be blood flowing in the stadium on a monthly basis...
 
2013-11-23 10:01:41 AM  
No, this isnt a vagina, i swear....img.fark.net
HELLOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!
 
2013-11-23 10:01:54 AM  
1, Design a stadium-sized tampon.
2, Sell one every 28 days.
3, Profit?
 
2013-11-23 10:03:21 AM  

DO NOT WANT Poster Girl: Ok, this is 12-year-old-kid terminology.

It's not "vagina". It's "vulva"

The vagina is inside the body...the actual passage to the uterus, not the outside parts.

The vulva is the female external genitalia.


Yes the word we are looking for is "vulvic." And honestly she should have seen it and it speaks volumes about her own body image that she did not. It also indicates that her staff is terrified of her.

It takes months to get a project like this to this stage. Im sure lots of folks noticed the resemblance during the preliminary design work. Its a gorgeous structure and I hope they build it but to pretend that it doesnt look like lady parts is pure denial.
 
2013-11-23 10:03:30 AM  
Should have consulted a real master architect...


i1020.photobucket.com
 
2013-11-23 10:04:29 AM  
Puns in the headline infer vagina. Because this is Fark.

/vagina
 
2013-11-23 10:07:13 AM  
"Honestly, if a guy had done this project," she adds, critics would not be making such lewd comparisons.

Spits out drink.  Um...you...you absolutely must kidding right?  For centuries everything even remotely elongated has been a "phallic symbol" intentionally placed there by the "oppressive patriarchy" to "harass and demean women".

Welcome to the utter bullshiat of your own making ladies.
 
2013-11-23 10:07:22 AM  
"What are they saying? Everything with a hole in it is a vagina? That's ridiculous."

Sometimes it is a mouth or anus.
 
2013-11-23 10:08:48 AM  
I've never seen a vagina that looked like that.   Perhaps I haven't tried hard enough.
 
2013-11-23 10:10:01 AM  
She better hope Godzilla doesn't see that thing.
 
2013-11-23 10:13:03 AM  

FrancoFile: Does it have ways of shutting down?


I love Fark
 
2013-11-23 10:14:30 AM  
She must be related to Hammond Druthers somehow.
 
2013-11-23 10:15:00 AM  
mattersoftaste.files.wordpress.com

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2013-11-23 10:15:57 AM  
It looks like a coont.
 
2013-11-23 10:16:06 AM  
Something something Lawrence of A Labia.

/got nuthin'
 
2013-11-23 10:16:26 AM  
Players are concerned about conditioning, as they've heard the periods will last five days.
 
2013-11-23 10:17:56 AM  

I'm just asking questions: FTA: "Honestly, if a guy had done this project," Hadid added, "critics would not be making such lewd comparisons."

I didn't know a woman did this project, and I still made those comparisons.


This. Had no idea it was a woman architect.

Also...

Your pussy's as big as a stadium!
/Your pussy's as big as a stadium!
 
2013-11-23 10:18:40 AM  
It really captures the spirit of sports. To have so many young people making the beast with two backs inside.
 
2013-11-23 10:18:57 AM  
Yeah, when I think of cultures that would be accepting of the Vulva Stadium, I always think of a Muslim nation.

She will be stoned to death within a week.
 
2013-11-23 10:20:21 AM  
As the norm for Fark, you will also have to pay to get inside of it.
 
2013-11-23 10:21:30 AM  
They don't seem to have a problem with the holiest Islamic shrine:

redicecreations.com

Who said muslims don't have a sense of humor ?
 
2013-11-23 10:25:52 AM  

ThrobblefootSpectre: "Honestly, if a guy had done this project," she adds, critics would not be making such lewd comparisons.

Spits out drink.  Um...you...you absolutely must kidding right?  For centuries everything even remotely elongated has been a "phallic symbol" intentionally placed there by the "oppressive patriarchy" to "harass and demean women".

Welcome to the utter bullshiat of your own making ladies.

Bio: Basically I'm a liberal, minus the hate, willful ignorance, double standards and bigotry.


Hahahahahaha okay, you almost caught me. Well, I'm responding so perhaps that counts.
 
2013-11-23 10:28:02 AM  
Twat was she thinking?!
 
2013-11-23 10:31:00 AM  
The New York Magazine article that subby liked to wouldn't load for me.  Strangely, all the ads loaded, just not the article.

So here's a link to the original Guardian article:  http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/nov/18/qatar-accidental - vagina-stadium-al-wakrah-world-cup-stadium
 
2013-11-23 10:35:59 AM  

miscreant: Also...

Your pussy's as big as a stadium!
/Your pussy's as big as a stadium!


3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-11-23 10:44:32 AM  
i.imgur.com
 
2013-11-23 10:45:04 AM  
I would ask why a female was being allowed to design a sports stadium but then I read the article and it was not a sports stadium but a soccer stadium.  That made it OK.
 
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