Peter Qualliotine is Co-Founder and Director of Men’s Accountability for the Seattle-based Organization for Prostitution Survivors (OPS). He began engaging men and boys to end Commercial Sexual Exploitation more than two decades ago. In 1995, he created one of the first education programs in the country for buyers of commercial sex. Presently, with OPS, he runs “Stopping Sexual Exploitation: a Program for Men,” a 10-week program for court and self-referred sex buyers based on principles of social justice and personal transformation.
“Prostitution, like intimate partner violence, sexual assault, sexual harassment, and stalking indicate a problem with men and the toxic masculinity we are taught to embody. To end it, each of us must find the courage to step into a fuller humanity that is relational and based on respect, empathy, mutuality, and equality for all.”