Nobody's Victim: Fighting Psychos, Stalkers, Pervs, and Trolls

Nobody's Victim: Fighting Psychos, Stalkers, Pervs, and Trolls

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 off--and 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 reality--gleaned 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 Goldberg 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, Goldberg 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, Goldberg 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. Goldberg 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 internet era. It 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.

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    Nobody's Victim: Fighting Psychos, Stalkers, Pervs, and Trolls Reviews

  • Mario the lone bookwolf

    Before the internet, victims had, in theory, a certain control and power to fight against harassment, but as tech evolves and gets more sophisticated, it seems to be more like an endless arms race, si...

  • Sarah Andersen

    I consider this required reading for everyone. EVERYONE.As "Nobody's Victim" shows, justice for victims of abuse in the online era has been agonizingly slow. Platforms, law enforcement, and law makers...

  • Petra-X

    This is the US version of honour killings. (view spoiler)[ Even if a girl has been raped, her family might still kill her because she is soiled goods, sex before marriage is dishonour in several relig...

  • Caroline

    In the internet age, victimizing people has evolved to a complicated, sometimes confusing, level. This is why the world needs as many Carrie Goldbergs as it can get. Goldberg is a victims’ rights la...

  • Molly

    I really want to give this book five stars, but the persistent use of "psycho" and crazy" to describe terrible, violent men was a little hard to overlook as someone who is trying to work on improving ...

  • Laura Noggle

    Powerful read—Carrie Goldberg is fighting the good fight. Having had to overcome her own stalkers/aggressive men in the past, she is helping other women take back their lives and fight for their rig...

  • Karen

    If you have ever been the victim of revenge porn, sexual harassment, sextortion, sexual assault, have a friend or family member who has been victim of these crimes, use dating sites, dating apps, have...

  • Donna Hines

    Don't get bitter get better!For me this showed just how damaging releasing trust into the world can become and how to fight fire with fire to get revenge.Sure many of these relationships were quickly ...

  • Samantha

    Wow. Nobody's Victim is part memoir, part exploration victim protection in the internet age, and part call to arms. Seriously. there are few things more badass than the lines Goldberg opens her cease ...

  • Ava Budavari

    Thank you to Leah from Changing Hands Tempe for an early copy of this book!(Before I get into this review I want to state that there are MAJOR content warnings in this book for rape, emotional abuse, ...