Mary Thom, Editor of Ms. Magazine Killed on Her Motorcycle

As reported by CNN April 28, 2013: Journalist Mary Thom, a prominent feminist who was an editor of Ms. magazine in its early years, has d...

As reported by CNN April 28, 2013:

Journalist Mary Thom, a prominent feminist who was an editor of Ms. magazine in its early years, has died. She was 68.

Thom was killed Friday when she crashed her motorcycle on a highway in New York. She helped found Ms., an influential feminist magazine, and served as an editor there for 20 years. She had picked up her motorcycle from winter storage when she veered into traffic upon entering a highway. Thom had a passion for riding motorcycles and died riding her 1996 Honda Magna 750 when she struck another vehicle and was struck by another on Friday evening on the Saw Mill River Parkway in Yonkers, just north of New York City, her nephew Thom Loubet said.

After leaving Ms. magazine in 1992, she worked as editor in chief of the features section of the non-profit Women's Media Center, which works to raise women's visibility in the media. "Mary was and will always be our moral compass and steady heart," said the center's co-founders Robin Morgan, Gloria Steinem and Jane Fonda in a statement.

"Wherever her friends and colleagues gather, we will always ask the guiding question: What would Mary do?"

Perhaps asking "What would Mary do?" should be replaced with "How many feminists does it take to crash a motorcycle?"

Rest in Peace Mary Thom.

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