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F.M.B.'s, "fuck me boots"

colloq.

Overheard in Sydney, AUS, on several occasions during bitchy conversations, as in "Look at that creature, she's wearing FMBs!".

The origin is apparently a 1995 newspaper article in which Germaine Greer attacked Suzanne Moore, another feminist. In a review of Greer's 1999 book 'The Whole Woman' (http://www.nigelberman.co.uk/feature1_27.htm), Kira Cochrane summarised it as follows:

'It was dubbed the catfight of the year. Having repeated false allegations that Germaine Greer had had a hysterectomy, feminist columnist Suzanne Moore (then working for The Guardian) found herself the target of a stream of vitriol. "So much lipstick must rot the brain," thundered Greer, describing Moore's appearance as, "hair birds-nested all over the place, fuck-me shoes and three fat layers of cleavage." The less liberal media were ecstatic, falling on the fight like hounds. With two of Britain's most prominent feminists waging verbal warfare the papers crowed that any ideals of sisterhood had finally been proved a sham."'

Source: circa 1995 - 1999, AUS