Gloria Steinem Called Her Feminism's "Moral Compass"

YONKERS, N.Y. (AP) — A prominent New York City feminist, writer and editor who had a passion for riding motorcycles has died in a tragic motorcycle accident.

Mary Thom’s nephew Thom Loubet confirms Saturday his aunt was killed Friday evening riding her 1996 Honda Magna 750 on the Saw Mill River Parkway in Westchester.

Thom was 68.

Thom was a fixture of the women’s movement. She was a former editor of Ms. magazine who wrote a book about its history and was also the editor-in-chief of the Women’s Media Center.

Feminist icon Gloria Steinem said in a statement Thom was the movement’s moral compass.

Thom’s death was first reported by The Journal News.

Loubet said his aunt loved baseball and the “Daily Show.”

She is survived by her sister, nephew, niece-in-law and grandniece.

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