Nobody's Victim: Fighting Psychos, Stalkers, Pervs and Trolls
An inspirational and campaigning memoir - currently being developed into a major TV series - by a lawyer who turned her own experience of online harassment into a career prosecuting the perpetrators of trolling, revenge porn, stalking and harassment.
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|Library of Congress
||Women lawyers - New York State - New York, Sexual harassment - Prevention - United States, Women - Crimes against - Prevention
||Current Affairs & Issues
||General/trade;College/higher education;Professional and scholarly
Description of this Book
Take a moment and think about your most private secret. The thing you don't want anybody to know. Go ahead, actually think of something. We all have at least one. There isn't anybody who doesn't. Now think about that secret being the first thing that comes up when someone Googles your name. Think about your family and friends seeing it, future boyfriends or girlfriends, your boss. Think about the value of how we represent ourselves online. Now imagine walking into a police station and finding that officers are unable or uninterested in doing anything for you. Imagine living in a state with no law to protect your privacy, having no rights to remove the information from circulation. Imagine losing all control over who knows about it. Imagine this feeling lasting for the rest of your life. Fairer Sex is an introduction to the legal frontier of online harassment, sexual assault, and blackmail. It will explore Carrie Goldberg's biggest cases in the fields of revenge porn, online privacy invasions, trolling, harassment, and defamation. It will explain everyone's cyber civil rights, and how the law may or may not be on your side. I will also describe the ways in which we can all practice safe tech, how we as a society can learn to trust and protect victims of all backgrounds, how we can push criminalization to keep pace with modern life, and how any of us can use the legal tools we already have to keep ourselves and our loved ones safe.
Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings
||A timely, necessary and uniquely authoritative book about the modern-day scourges of on-line harassment, stalking, sextortion, and non-consensual porn--and how to fight them. Goldberg's book is also a strikingly honest memoir and a riveting read. The stories she tells illuminate real horrors, as well as real bravery--her own and that of the people she represents * Margaret Talbot, staff writer, The New Yorker * Carrie Goldberg is a warrior against trolls and misogynists, as she bravely details in Nobody's Victim. The experiences of Carrie's clients may boil your blood--but beneath these known statistics is the reality that most harassment remains unseen, unreported, and legal. Nobody's Victim is a call to arms against abusers, and a reminder that survivors of gendered violence are not alone in their fight * Audrey Gelman, CEO and Co-Founder of The Wing * Nobody's Victim provides the raw honesty that we desperately need as we examine how the Internet age has upended everyday life. Only Carrie Goldberg could tell this powerful, compelling, and lucid story, which gives voice to so many people who have experienced unimaginable harms. As policymakers debate how to make the Internet--and the world--a safer place, I hope that Nobody's Victim will be at the top of their reading list * Jeff Kosseff, author, The Twenty-Six Words That Created the Internet * Thoroughly researched and with shocking anecdotes from Carrie and her clients, Nobody's Victim is an indispensable work for anyone who wants to understand how we got here and, more importantly, what we need to do to fight back. Part memoir and part manifesto, Nobody's Victim is thoughtful, urgent and impossible to put down * Nancy Jo Sales, author of New York Times bestseller American Girls: Social Media and the Secret Life of Teenagers and director of HBO's Swiped: Hooking up in the Digital Age * This is an illuminating and significant window into the present state of victims' rights and a potentially powerful resource for readers dealing with abuse or harassment * Publishers Weekly * In the age of doxxing, revenge porn, and misogynist trolls, this book is required reading. . . . In telling these wrenching stories, Goldberg gives voice to the legions who have experienced unthinkable violence * Esquire, Best Books of Summer 2019 * We need more warriors like Carrie using the law to help take down sexual predators and the institutions that protect them * Tarana Burke, founder of the Me Too movement *
||Bertrams Star Rating: 2 stars (out of 5)
Carrie Goldberg is a victims' rights lawyer in Brooklyn, litigating for victims of stalking, sexual assault, and blackmail. Before becoming a lawyer, Carrie spent five years working for Nazi victims, and prior to starting her firm in 2014, she worked at the Vera Institute of Justice in New York City. She has been profiled in The New Yorker, The Times (London), Glamour, Jezebel, and the New York Post, and has written op-eds for The Washington Post and The Huffington Post. Her major litigations include Herrick v. Grindr, NNAF v. John Doe, Hadley v. City of Anaheim, Anonymous v. NYC DOE, and Jane Doe 1-14 v. GirlsDoPorn.com, et al. She was featured in the documentary Netizens, and her life and work is the basis for an upcoming, fictional legal procedural television show.