Himself: for the Empathetic

Some of us find politically correct prose to be as welcome as the sound of fingernails scratching across a chalk board. For those who desire to be politically correct, we would recommend pronouns such as "it" (for him or her) and "itself" for (himself or herself) rather than switching back and forth between the two in subsequent chapters of a book, or some other form of avant-guarde innovation. While "it" and "itself" are not particularly elegant, they do the job in a less irritating manner than we have seen elsewhere.