Nobody's Victim

Nobody's Victim

Fighting Psychos, Stalkers, Pervs, and Trolls

eBook - 2019
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Nobody's Victim is an unflinching look at a hidden world most people don't know exists—one of stalking, blackmail, and sexual violence, online and offand the incredible story of how one lawyer, determined to fight back, turned her own hell into a revolution.

"We are all a moment away from having our life overtaken by somebody hell-bent on our destruction." That grim realitygleaned from personal experience and twenty years of trauma work is a fundamental principle of Carrie Goldberg's cutting-edge victims' rights law firm.
Riveting and an essential timely conversation-starter, Nobody's Victim invites readers to join Carrie on the front lines of the war against sexual violence and privacy violations as she fights for revenge porn and sextortion laws, uncovers major Title IX violations, and sues the hell out of tech companies, schools, and powerful sexual predators. Her battleground is the courtroom; her crusade is to transform clients from victims into warriors.
In gripping detail, Carrie shares the diabolical ways her clients are attacked and how she, through her unique combination of advocacy, badass relentlessness, risk-taking, and client-empowerment, pursues justice for them all. There are stories about a woman whose ex-boyfriend made fake bomb threats in her name and caused a national panic; a fifteen-year-old girl who was sexually assaulted on school grounds and then suspended when she reported the attack; and a man whose ex-boyfriend used a dating app to send more than 1,200 men to ex's home and work for sex. With breathtaking honesty, Carrie also shares her own shattering story about why she began her work and the uphill battle of building a business.
While her clients are a diverse group—from every gender, sexual orientation, age, class, race, religion, occupation, and background—the offenders are not. They are highly predictable. In this book, Carrie offers a taxonomy of the four types of offenders she encounters most often at her firm: assholes, psychos, pervs, and trolls. "If we recognize the patterns of these perpetrators," she explains, "we know how to fight back."
Deeply personal yet achingly universal, Nobody's Victim is a bold and much-needed analysis of victim protection in the era of the Internet. This book is an urgent warning of a coming crisis, a predictor of imminent danger, and a weapon to take back control and protect ourselves—both online and off.
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group

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PimaLib_AmyK Sep 07, 2019

Is it possible to both enjoy a book and be pretty depressed by it? I say yes, after having read “Nobody’s Victim”. This book reads like a thriller as Goldberg, a lawyer, describes helping various clients fight back against “psychos, stalkers, pervs, and trolls”, most of whom commit or add to their crimes via the internet. As we all well know, the law has not kept up with technology and what people can do with it. For instance, if your ex-boyfriend took photos or videos of you, he owns the copyright and can do whatever he wants with them. Unfortunately, (but maybe not surprisingly) all of the offenders mentioned in the book are male, and most (but not all) of the victims are female. Goldberg devotes a section of the book to why this is—are men just more powerful and already corrupt or does power corrupt men? A warning that the stories in this book are awful, and don’t make for lighthearted reading, but there is (some) justice for the victims and you really end up rooting for Goldberg and the work she does.

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