An avoidance used instead of the name of a man in authority, such as the president of a club, a faned or the male head of a household, sometimes on the principle of He Who Must Not Be Named.
Herself is a similar substitute.
They are not unique to fandom. Ruth Sawyer wrote Herself, Himself and Myself in 1916.
|This is a biography page. Please extend it by adding more information about the person, such as fanzines and apazines published, awards, clubs, conventions worked on, GoHships, impact on fandom, external links, anecdotes, etc. See Standards for People and The Naming of Names.