Lowendahl (2004), in her interview study on, among other things, the view of gender within the New Age, notes that the view of such things is polarized in her material. Male and female respectively are perceived as given categories. Men are perceived as logical and rational, while women are sensitive and intuitive. The informants emphasize female over male, that the former is more central to the spiritual search. The author comes to the conclusion that while, for example, in a writer like Simone de Beauvoir it is the woman who is "the Second Sex", among her informants the opposite view prevails: here it is the man who is "the Other".