This obituary was posted on Facebook Monday by a traffic awareness group after newlyweds Khayr Eddine and Nahed died in a car crash in Tripoli a day earlier.

The obituary lists the surviving relatives of the victims, and yet, amazingly, not a single female is named. There is the father, the grandfather on the dad's side, the grandfather on the mother's side, the uncles, stepbrothers, even some dead relatives of the victims are included on the list. Regardless, not a single female is mentioned as a surviving member for either family.

When I was young, I was taught when shouting from one balcony to another, to use any male relative's name, because mentioning a girl's name out loud was considered "aayb" [shameful].

I guess writing it down is too. For shame.

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