Amy Poehler thinks you should Know Your IX. “Really.”

We love Amy Poehler. And we love the Know Your IX campaign. So a recent merging of the two has really got us feeling grand.

Know Your IX is an awesome campaign started by our own Alexandra and a collective of survivor-activists and allies across the country. It aims to ensure that every college student in the U.S. knows that under Title IX they have a right to an education free from sexual violence–and gives them the tools they need to hold their schools to that.

To which we say:

Smart Girls at the Party is Amy Poehler’s feminist webseries for girls, which now has a segment called Ask Amy, a video advice column in which Amy answers questions from girls who write in to her.

The entire Feministing crew is extremely proud of Alexandra Brodsky, Dana Bolger, her partner and co-founder of Know Your IX, and their entire crew of supporters and activists, for being featured on Amy’s YouTube page with the above video. Both are survivors of sexual assault on a college campus, and both are doing the Lord’s work in making sure that every single one of us knows our rights under Title IX and are more empowered because of it. Seriously, watching the 2-minute video above gave me such a strong sense of empowerment and confidence as a citizen with rights and recourse. Don’t know your IX? There’s only one thing to say:

For more rights-based goodness, you can follow Know Your IX on Twitter and like them on Facebook.

Lori Adelman is an Executive Director of Feministing in charge of Partnerships & Outreach. She has said this on more than one regrettable occasion. 

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Lori Adelman is a writer and advocate focusing on race, gender, and sexual and reproductive rights. In addition to serving as an Executive Director at Feministing, Lori is the Director of Global Communications at Planned Parenthood Federation of America. Lori has previously worked at the United Nations Foundation, the International Women’s Health Coalition, and Human Rights Watch, and has written for a host of print and digital properties including Rookie Magazine, The Grio, and the New York Times Magazine. She regularly appears on radio and television, and has spoken at college campuses across the U.S. about topics like the politics of black hair, transnational movement building, and the undercover feminism of Nicki Minaj. In 2014, she was named to The Root 100 list of the nation's most influential African Americans, and to the Forbes Magazine list of the "30 Under 30" successful people in media.

Lori Adelman is an Executive Director of Feministing in charge of Partnerships.

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