In the same statement, Bernie also said we need to provide pay equity for women. He is not referencing the “79 cents for every dollar a man makes” in the same way that many liberals cite it. When most people refer to the wage gap they are using a misleading statistic that doesn't account for hours worked or life choices, it is an apple to oranges comparison. Bernie is stating here that women need to be paid the same as men regardless of these external factors. This is the difference between equality and equity.