Carrie Goldberg: Nobody’s Victim with Christine Lagorio-Chafkin
Where: Books Are Magic
225 Smith St.
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Riveting, as well as 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 battle ground is the courtroom; her crusade 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, gets 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, then suspended when she reported the attack; and a man whose ex-boyfriend used a dating app to send over 1200 men to his home and work for sex. With breathtaking honestly, Carrie even shares stories of her own shattering abuse.
While her clients are a diverse group—from every gender, sexual orientation, age, class, race, religion, occupation and background – 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.”
Carrie Goldberg is a victim’s rights lawyer in Brooklyn, litigating for victims of sexual harassment, sexual assault, and blackmail, and is most known for her work involving revenge porn. Prior to becoming a lawyer, Carrie spent five years working for Nazi victims, and before 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 London Times, Glamour, Jezebel, and the New York Post, and has written op-eds for the Washington Post and the Huffington Post. She was featured in the documentary Netizens, and her life and work is the basis for an upcoming fictional legal procedural television show.
Christine Lagorio-Chafkin is an award-winning journalist who has covered culture, emerging technologies, and entrepreneurship for the past 15 years. She the author of We Are the Nerds: The Birth and Tumultuous Life of Reddit, the Internet’s Culture Laboratory (2018) and is senior writer at Inc. magazine. Her work has appeared in many other publications, including The New York Times, The San Francisco Chronicle, New York, Vanity Fair, and the Washington Post. She was raised on a sheep farm in rural Wisconsin and now lives in New York City with her husband, cats, and toddlers.
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