Try to imagine this
Your daughter goes to SMK XYZ.
It is a co-ed school. But not always. It started out as a boys school, and 10 years ago, it was converted to a co-ed school.
Every year, the school gives out the "student of the year" award. The award is given to the student who gets the highest score in the final exams.
All the years in its existense, the award had always gone to a boy.
Suddenly, this year, when the final year exa results were tabulated, your daughter scored the highest points.
WOW! Your whole family rejoices!
Then the school calls your home.
Tells you that the award has to be given to be given to a boy because it turns out in the constitution left over from the all-boys day was that the award winner is refered to as a boy. There is no provision for a girl to be the "student of the year".
Your daughter accepts the verdict. She has no choice.
but you cant really blame her, her friends and probably yourself, for feeling that life is kinda unfair, and that merit is merit regardless of gender.