Zaha Hadid is an Architect Rock Star and was born in Baghdad Iraq! The Middle East should recognized that women can be strong, Intelligent and powerful! She is a great example. Education and ambition is the key to success!
Jason Muller, this is to further reinforce what you have said.
a close examination of middle eastern literature, arts, journalism, politics and business will reveal there are many women in that geography who are stellar role models and very active in their communities. we just don't hear about them in western media because we are fixated on other things there.
i found these short cuts on zaha hadid shallow and totally generated by pr directors. they portray her as a caricature and she goes alone with it. high visibility = financial stability and flow of projects in design business.