Ex-Ms. magazine editor Mary Thom dies in NY crash

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by Associated Press

Associated Press

Posted on April 27, 2013 at 8:02 PM

Updated Sunday, Apr 28 at 12:03 AM

YONKERS, N.Y. (AP) — A prominent New York City feminist, writer and former Ms. magazine editor has been killed in a motorcycle crash. Mary Thom (tawm) was 68.

The Akron, Ohio, native had a passion for riding motorcycles. Nephew Thom Loubet (loh-BEHT') confirmed Saturday she died Friday evening riding her 1996 Honda Magna 750 on the Saw Mill River Parkway in Yonkers, just north of New York City.

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. Her death was first reported by The Journal News.

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