A Gethenian who, for unknown reasons, presents as male or female all of the time, as opposed to doing so only when in kemmer. Ai, who is biologically male, is sometimes assumed to be a pervert because he presents as male all the time.
Pervert Term Timeline in The Left Hand of Darkness
The timeline below shows where the term Pervert appears in The Left Hand of Darkness. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
...Argaven is disturbed by photographs of men and women, people who he perceives to be “perverts.” Argaven wonders “why human beings here on earth should want or tolerate any dealings with... (full context)
...Celibates, one of whom must be in kemmer for the Foretelling to work; and a Pervert, someone in perpetual kemmer. Although Ai had considered asking a throw-away question, when he realizes... (full context)