The Binge Eating Disorder Association (BEDA) represents those with binge eating disorder, their families and friends and those who treat the disorder. A large part of their function as an organization is advocacy and education. This education is not only about recovery and treatment, but also geared towards reducing stigma towards eating disorders and obesity should it exist.
The New York Times featured an article on February 19, 2011 entitled "Today's Lab Rats of Obesity: Furry Couch Potatoes." This article contained language that should be considered inflammatory to any reader. BEDA has crafted a wonderful response to this article and I would direct you to read it and to support the efforts of BEDA including attending their annual conference in Phoenix, Arizona from March 31-April 2, 2011.
You may view BEDA's response here.
Peace be with you.