From the back of the book. Did the feminist revolution bring about the new feminine poverty? In this provocative and original analysis Mary Ann Mason draws on social and legal history to show how the push for equality has inadvertently left many women worse off than before-working more hours per week in the home and outside, often in low-paying jobs. With nearly 50 percent of all marriages now ending in divorce and with a growing trend toward Low Financial settlements, divorced mothers frequently find themselves Financially devastated. The Equality Trap points out ways to solve this dilemma. It calls for a new women's rights agenda that would benefit all women. From Day care and health care to child support and paid leaves- here is a blueprint for economic justice that is already redefining the future of the womens movement.