In one Preying Mantis action in front of a convenience store in Santa Cruz, California, Ann Simonton, dressed as a pimp, works an bilge pump (as used on sailing boats) in her right hand while reading pornography aloud. The M.U.S.H. Award ejaculates Cream of Wheat and buttermilk (mush) over the display or pornography as customers go in. Quite a scene. We felt the store deserved such an award because they had previously agreed not to sell Hustler and it was later discovered they were selling it to customers from behind the counter. After receiving the reward, with many demonstrators outside, the store quickly agreed once more to support the boycott of Huster. Nikki Craft, with knee pads and a monks robe began her pilgrimage.
Preying Mantis destroyed over 550 Hustler magazines and succeeded in getting over 21 stores to agree to stop selling Hustler. These actions were in retaliation for Hustler specifically for running hateful "Wanted" posters for Gloria Steinhem and Susan Brownmiller.