Perhaps the FDA jumped the gun a little bit when it approved the miracle fat drug Orlistat (aka Alli and Xenical) for over the counter. Seems to have a perky liver problem. "FDA notified healthcare professionals and patients that it is reviewing new safety information regarding reports of liver-related adverse events in patients taking orlistat." The FDA isn't actually telling people not to take it, just saying a small amount of users might get liver failure. Let's say this again "Diet drugs have never been proven to be effective in the long run." And let's add that some of them are dangerous.
Newsweek has a series of stories on Fat discrimination. While the series of articles isn't completely fat positive, it's a step in the right direction. A fat slide show on fat characters in movies/tv. As you can see most characters are not positive. A reporter who was called a skinny fat person (i.e. a skinny person who has the potential to have "fat diseases". A fat person who has the potential to have skinny diseases often finds it is blamed on fat) sits on the fence. But she writes a better article discussing discrimination. The better article criticizes CDC leanworks who really feel that it is necessary to make a fat person lose their job for their own damn good.
Finally a study *proves* we are stupid. Because 5 fat men and 9 fat women have less brain tissue than the thin people in the study. The study does not include the subject's history of dieting.