Episode 31: How to Be Positively Morbid

Smashing the patriarchy, over our dead bodies. (Image: Unsplash/Amy Shamblin)

Smashing the patriarchy, over our dead bodies. (Image: Unsplash/Amy Shamblin)

As morticians, funeral directors, taxidermists, and all-around mortality enthusiasts, women of the death-positive movement are out to radically disrupt — and reclaim — our end-of-life culture and care. Order of the Good Death director Sarah Chavez helps Caroline and Cristen sort out what that means, how the male gaze haunts our corpses, and why reclaiming what happens to our bodies when we die just might be the ultimate feminist act.

**Language correction: In the episode, we described “trans people being re-assigned their gender identified at birth” as deadnaming instead of the correct term, misgendering. Identifying trans folks by the name they were called before transitioning is deadnaming. Thank you listener Dana for the catch! **

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(Photos:  Sarah Chavez )

(Photos: Sarah Chavez)

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