There are more obese folks (1 billion) in the world today than undernourished people (800 million)!
Fat acceptance movements are springing up within the US to protect the rights of overweight people and change societal attitude towards obesity. They see themselves as an extention of the civil rights movement and are spreading their message through magazines, fat performance arts and conferences. However, many of these groups choose to deny that obesity is a growing health hazard:
National Association to Advance Fat Acceptance
The International Size Acceptance Association
A group called Fat Underground has even drawn up a Fat Liberation Manifesto, which ironically ends with the words:
Fat people of the world unite! You have nothing to lose