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

Sunday, Apr 28, 2013  |  Updated 2:30 PM EDT
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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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