So there's this dude, right? And he gets a cornea transplant. (Yay, organ donors! Yay, modern medicine!) And, after the transplant, he suddenly sees dirt and grime around the house he never saw before, so he starts helping out with the cleaning, which he'd previously been "happy to leave household chores to his partner Sarah Gadsby. However, since the father-of-three had a cornea transplant in March this year he has taken to doing the dusting and washing up and developed an aversion to grime he didn't have before."
Mr Palmer, a financial adviser, said: "Since having the transplant my vision is almost 20/20. I've can now notice every speck of dust and dirt and can't help but have a go at cleaning it up as I go along. Before my vision started to deteriorate my partner had to pester me into doing my bit around the house. Sarah always said I never did enough washing up and hoovering, but now I'm always at it."
To what does he attribute this change? Well, it must have been a female cornea, of course!
"It started as a joke that I must have been given the cornea of a woman but I really do think it's true. There's a reason why men don't clean like this and I think it's because we just don't see the dirt, but I see it everywhere I go."
And that's not because women are still socialized to see dirt and grime so they can be good housewives in 1952, nor because women are judged to living heaps of human failflesh if their homes aren't spotless, while men's filthy "bachelor pads" are just chuckle-inducing evidence of boys being boys, but because female corneas see dirt better.

I give up.

[H/T to Mr. Petulant, by email.]

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