The Overland Park City Council approved and installed a sculpture in the Overland Park Arboretum. The sculpture (called "Choice" by Yu Chang) is of a headless naked woman with her breasts exposed, taking a picture of herself. The message this piece sends to the children and young adults in our community has the potential to be informative and educational in this digital age. With all the problems we are having with sexting in our youth culture, this piece affords the opportunity for parents to have a conversation about the over sexualization of youth in popular culture in an environment that is pleasant and non-confrontational. Providing parents and children an opportunity to have an honest conversation is what helps impact youth choices.
The audience at the Overland Park Arboretum could not be more appropriate for this piece of art. This piece is a perfect talking point for parents with children at a pivotal age.
By signing this petition, we are asking the Overland Park City Council and the Mayor of Overland Park to keep and celebrate this sculpture at the Overland Park Aroboretum. Art of this nature can only help to empower children and their decisions.
Please sign only for yourself. Please note your address will not be listed.
Mail letters to all the OP Councilmembers and the Mayor to:
Governing Body, City of Overland Park, 8500 Sante Fe Drive, Overland Park, KS 66212.
Or email letters to all the OP Councilmembers and the Mayor at firstname.lastname@example.org.