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Friday news: funny women, sex robots, breast cancer, spinsters and seals

meerasyal.jpgCamp new comedy Beautiful People started last night (9.30pm, Thurs, BBC 2) and looks like it might be a goer. It's based on the life story of Barney's creative director Simon Doonan, growing up too flamboyant for Reading and it also stars Olivia Coleman and Meera Syal.

Someone who tested one at an exciting-sounding 'sex and technology conference' has described 'sex machines' for women as 'the equivalent of third-wave feminism'. Oh dear.

And Loaded's 'funniest woman' award has gone to Ruth Jones from Gavin & Stacey.

It's breast cancer awareness month, and Libby Brooks has written a very interesting (and rather brave) post about the 'pinkwashing' of breast cancer in the Guardian.

Everyone's talking about spinsters these days; can there be any positive associations with the word? The F-Word investigates the S word.

and since it's Friday, which fussy animal won't give her SEAL of approval unless her home is cleaned with Fairy Liquid?

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