Kansas City Dudes Answer: Ladies Right To Skip July 4th?!?

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In our mind . . . The very fact that we can protest, skip or do pretty much whatever we want answers that question.

Moreover . . .

This year, no matter your political leanings, we love the fact that it's a sign of defiance, freedom & patriotic duty to try have have a good time and find a bit of joy in your part of the world . . . Nothing could be more American than that . . . But I digress . . . 

However, this blog is better at journalism than most so we'll look at both sides of the equation. 

Here's the thesis from a Hollywood starlet and the newspaper p0wn'd by Jeff Bezos . . .

No fireworks, no parades, no grill and definitely no blueberry-strawberry-whipped cream flag cake. Plenty of American women are taking a knee on July Fourth this year. And who could blame us?

“Joining women in solidarity wearing black and Not Celebrating the 4th of July, because it certainly is not a day of independence for us,” tweeted actress Rosanna Arquette. “It never was.”

With one of the most important human rights, control over one’s body, imperiled with the Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v. Wade in a nation where polling has found one in five women has experienced an attempted or completed rape, it doesn’t feel like the land of the free.

Again . . .

We expect that the only answers will come from dudes but that doesn't make the insights any less important.

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Fourth of July 'canceled' by Kim Kardashian, Katy Perry and more amid Roe v. Wade

Kim Kardashian, Kris Jenner and more celebrities suggested that the Fourth of July should be "canceled" this year amid the Supreme Court's recent decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. The reality stars were among a slew of A-listers who took to social media on Monday to address the disparity between Independence Day and the lack of independence women now have over their own bodies amid the controversial decision.

Perspective | Women, always there for America, are taking a knee this year

Across social media and among friends, women, especially White women, are expressing solidarity with the marginalized people who have long sat out the celebration of our imperfect union, or at least questioned what it could be, if it lived up to the ideals taught in our elementary school classrooms.

On this July 4th, what does equality mean?

Two Pulitzer Prize-winning historians discuss the history of the Declaration of Independence and the founding principle, "All men are created equal."

Baseball, barbecue and losing freedom this Fourth of July

6:55 AM ET Howard BryantESPN Senior Writer Close Senior Writer, ESPN.com and ESPN The Magazine Author of "The Last Hero: A Life of Henry Aaron" Author of "Juicing the Game" The drive home away from the city, is, as always, gorgeous.

Analysis: Americans divided over what US stands for on this July Fourth

Rarely have Americans been so divided on what their country stands for as on the 246th anniversary of independence.

Another counterpoint . . .

This July 4th, honor female veterans who have helped protect our independence.

It happened 15 years ago, but it's a reminder that bias still exists. I was attending a "Beat Navy" watch party with my local West Point alumni group. I sat at a small table of men and introduced myself as Class of '93. The group barely acknowledged me and just turned back to watch the game.

You decide . . .