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Mary Thom, icon of feminism, dies at 68

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

Thom had a passion for riding motorcycles. Her 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 said in a statement that 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. -- AP

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