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    I definitely agree with you. I wish more people would make the effort to be aware and accepting, and that large production companies would show a larger representation of people– and a more accurate one at that. But I feel like we’ve still got awhile to wait, unfortunately. Thank you so much for sharing this!

    Captain America: A Case Study in Depression

    You’re right Steve’s life is definitely completely turned upside down. It’ll be interesting to see his reaction when Bucky is finally reintroduced to the picture. But yeah, the broken shield moment…I am very curious as to what that entails. If it’s just symbolic or if it holds greater weight for Steve in a very real sense. And I’m really looking forward to the reactions of the other Avengers, I think that will be very telling.

    Captain America: A Case Study in Depression

    In the same vein, I think the interactions we see between Steve and Sam are very important. I think Sam realizes something isn’t quite right, or at the very least recognizes that Steve is a soldier like all the rest, only he hasn’t been given any real consideration as to his mental state. He asks Steve questions a few times and you can tell he really cares about what’s going on in Steve’s life. I hope they expand on their friendship in the future because I think through Sam we can see Steve’s more honest side.

    Captain America: A Case Study in Depression

    I can understand where you’re coming from, but at the same time I don’t entirely agree. Marvel has already taken a step in showing us these symptoms, and Sam Wilson even expresses worry over Steve. And while nothing is explicitly stated, I feel like they’re at least acknowledging that /something/ exists. They’re skirting and toeing the line on a delicate issue, but I’m pleased that they’re heading in that direction at all. And as far as Stark goes, the third Iron Man shows him suffering through what appears to be PTSD and you do see his friends worrying about his wellbeing. And personal denial, especially for man, is a large part of dealing with those kind of mental issues so…in a way I can see what angle they’re coming from. Could it be more overt? Sure. But I think Marvel’s doing a good job.

    Captain America: A Case Study in Depression

    wow, I had never heard of any of these before. Very interesting to read and very enlightening as well. It was really cool to get a glimpse at history through animation! And also interesting that someone challenging the taboo topic of sexuality would still hold such a conservative view towards women. but I suppose one opinion never necessarily equates to another.

    Fantasmagorie: Sex, Gender and the Elephant in the Room

    A very interesting read. I’ve only seen one Holocaust movie, The Boy in Striped Pajamas, because it was required by my school. But, I have read a lot of books and seen a lot of documentaries on the history channel. And I did always wonder how anyone could make a movie out of something so tragic and brutal, but you’re right, it is a way to educate and inform people and appeal to their emotions in ways that often ‘sterile’ documentaries can’t. This definitely gave me something to think about.

    How Hollywood Does the Holocaust

    This was super interesting to read. Admittedly, I haven’t seen most of the movies discussed, but I could definitely understand what you were talking about. I think the film industry sorely needs better representation of what racism actually is. (Or any kind of -ism for that matter.) Because usually it’s not someone being ‘evil’ for evil sake, it’s someone who doesn’t understand and is ignorant and needs to be educated. The closest thing I can think of that’s out there is in Wreck it Ralph when Ralph’s counterpart goes from seeing Ralph as an associate to a friend to a brother. That kind of gradual growth through personal reflection and realization is hardly ever seen in media, unfortunately.

    The Civil Rights Era in Film: Four Tired Tropes and Why They Have to Go

    Yeah, there’s definitely a large emphasis on mental struggles in the modern marvel cinematic universe. Steve with his depression, Tony with PTSD, but also Bucky and his memories, and Clint with his mind control by Loki. There’s a lot of mental battles going on beside the actual physical combat and explosions, and I think that’s part of what makes the movies so good.

    Captain America: A Case Study in Depression