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Former Ms. Magazine Editor Mary Thom Dead at 68 (AP / Huffington Post)
Prominent feminist Mary Thom, a writer and former editor of Ms. magazine who also was an avid motorcyclist, crashed while riding on a highway and was killed, her nephew said Saturday. She was 68. NYT Thom joined Ms. magazine in 1972 as an editor, rising to become executive editor in 1990. She was known as a journalistic virtuoso who shaped the writing of many of the feminist movement’s luminaries, including Gloria Steinem.  Ms. “We who are Mary’s friends and family haven’t absorbed her loss yet; it’s too sudden,” said Women’s Media Center co-founders Robin Morgan, Gloria Steinem and Jane Fonda in a statement over the weekend. “Ms. magazine, the Women’s Media Center, the women’s movement and American journalism have suffered an enormous blow. Mary was and will always be our moral compass and steady heart.” FishbowlNY Thom lived for decades in New York City and served as an editor for Ms. for nearly 20 years before leaving the feminist magazine in 1992. The glossy, which began as an insert in New York magazine, became a feminist powerhouse read in the 1970s but struggled to leverage commercial success with its ideological voice.

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Former Ms. Magazine Editor Mary Thom Dead at 68

Mary Thom, the former editor of Ms. magazine, died on Friday in a motorcycle crash in Yonkers, the Associated Press reported. She was 68.

The avid motorcyclist was riding her 1996 Honda Magna 750 on Friday evening when she crashed on the Saw Mill River Parkway, her nephew Thom Loubet told the newswire.

Thom lived for decades in New York City and served as an editor for Ms. for nearly 20 years before leaving the feminist magazine in 1992.

She worked on the glossy, which began as an insert in New York magazine, into a feminist powerhouse read in the 1970s, but struggled to leverage commercial success with its ideological voice.

Since leaving the magazine, Thom has served as editor-in-chief of the Women’s Media Center’s features department, publishing reports and op-eds from contributors around the world.

For more details read the full AP report here.

h/t The Huffington Post

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