Marcelle Karp
Marcelle Karp, a.k.a Betty Boob, (born 1964), is an American
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 feminist writer, editor, and television director and producer.

She worked as a television producer and director for Lifetime, Fox
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, and HBO, and has written for Spin, Details
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, and Jane
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In 1993, Karp and Debbie Stoller
Debbie Stoller
Debbie Stoller is a New York Times best-selling American author, publisher and feminist pundit whose work includes magazines as well as books. She lives in Brooklyn, New York City, New York....

 produced the first issue of Bust
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Bust is a bi-monthly United States-based women's lifestyle magazine. It was founded in 1993 by Debbie Stoller, Laurie Henzel, and Marcelle Karp.-Content:...

, "The Magazine for Women With Something to Get Off Their Chests", now seen as one of the flagship publications of third-wave feminism
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, mixing feminism with sexuality. Betty Boob was the name Karp used for the magazine (Stoller used Celina Hex). The two women met while working for Nickelodeon
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 in New York City
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. Her 1999 book with Stoller, "The Bust Guide to the New Girl Order", ISBN 0-14-027774-9, is a collection of articles from that magazine. She was forced out of Bust in 2001.

In 2000, Karp gave birth to a daughter, Ruby. Karp is currently working on a novel.

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