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IkhOykh: Workplace Harassment and Yiddish Literature

Yid­dish lit­er­a­ture abounds with #MeToo moments — rep­re­sen­ta­tions of sex­u­al exploita­tion and mis­con­duct. If our list here, which is by no means com­plete or exhaus­tive, uncov­ered so many trou­bling scenes, how many more of these scenes unset­tle Yid­dish lit­er­a­ture as a whole? And what does the pro­lif­er­a­tion of such scenes tell us about the role these dynam­ics played in the lives of Yid­dish speak­ers –– what they expect­ed from, feared, or expe­ri­enced in the workplace?

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