Feminist author Mary Thom, 68, killed in NY motorcycle crash

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NEW YORK (Reuters) – Renowned feminist and former women’s magazine editor Mary Thom was killed in a motorcycle crash over the weekend in Yonkers, New York, friends and colleagues said. Thom, 68, a former editor of Ms. Magazine, crashed her motorcycle on the Saw Mill Parkway on Friday evening, said Eleanor Smeal, publisher of Ms. Magazine and a close friend of Thom. An accomplished author, editor and journalist, Thom devoted her career to giving voice to women’s rights issues in books, magazine columns and through her work within the women’s movement, which mourned the loss over the weekend. …