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At Thus Spake Zuska, Suzanne Franks says that female engineers, scientists, or technology-lovers do not have to be portrayed as oddities. A recent article about a VP at Google, Franks writes, attributes Marissa Mayer's success to her male colleagues and focused on Mayer's "looks and 'womanly hobbies." "We need articles that present female role models for others to see," adds Franks.

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