Shinji’s War: The Masculine Self and the Feminine Other

Note: the scope of this essay will be about the series (Episodes 1 through 26) and The End of Evangelion film, both media texts as seen on Netflix (both dubs). Won’t be discussing or referencing the other films, manga, fanfic, or other Neon Genesis Evangelion lore, or other versions of the series or film. This essay deals with depictions of violence and sex, including one non-consensual sexual…