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.