Date of Award

Spring 4-12-2023

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)



First Advisor

Stefanie Sevcik

Second Advisor

Alex Blazer

Third Advisor

Craig Callender


In this Thesis, I argue that in order to get to global feminism, there must be a consciousness of borders, such as racism, islamophobia, sexism, etc, and there must be an implementation of angry feminism to combat patriarchal systems. In "Chapter One: Moving Toward A More Global Feminism," I introduce theorists Said, Djebar, Spivak, and Mohanty, to lay the groundwork for understanding those borders. In "Chapter Two: Under The Western Gaze: An Example of One Arab-American Woman's Experience in the United States," I examine Laila Lalami's The Other Americans and apply the theorists' ideas from Chapter One: Moving Toward A More Global Feminism." In "Chapter Three: Angry Feminism in the Arab World: An Inspiration for Women in the United States," I argue that feminist activists in the Arab world are making great strides toward global feminism, and their activism and implementation of what I term "angry feminism" can be inspirational for women living in the United States. In order to get to a more global form of feminism, borders must be transcended and anger must move to the forefront.