Ex-Ms. Magazine Editor Mary Thom Dies in Yonkers Crash

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    A prominent New York City feminist, writer and former Ms. magazine editor has been killed in a motorcycle crash. Mary Thom was 68.

    The Akron, Ohio, native had a passion for riding motorcycles. Nephew Thom Loubet confirmed Saturday she died Friday evening riding her 1996 Honda Magna 750 on the Saw Mill River Parkway in Yonkers.
     
    Thom was a fixture of the women's movement. She wrote a book about its history and was the editor-in-chief of the Women's Media Center.

    Feminist icon Gloria Steinem says in a statement Thom was the movement's moral compass.
     
    Loubet says his aunt loved baseball and Comedy Central's "The Daily Show."

    Thom is survived by her sister and other relatives.

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