Lincoln University President Warns Women About Reporting “Fake” Rapes
Our college institutions have seen they fair share of false rape allegations as of recent and Lincoln University President Robert Jennings addresses the issues and his responses left a bad taste in the mouth of much of the community.
A Lincoln University President Robert R. Jennings has defended shocking remarks in which he seems to accuse women on campus making false rape charges, saying that the comments were taken out of context.
In a video published last week on YouTube, Jennings can be seen making remarks to an auditorium full of female faculty and students. According to the Philadelphia Inquirer, the four minute video is an excerpt from a September speech that Jennings gave to Lincoln’s annual All Women’s Convocation.
“Men treat you — treat women — the way women allow us to treat them,” he explains. “When it comes time to make that final decision, we’re going to go down the hall and marry that girl with the long dress on.”
“And let me tell you why I know I’m right about it,” Jennings continued. “I’m right about it because we had on this campus last semester, three cases of young women, who after having done whatever they did with the young men, and then it didn’t turn out the way they wanted it to turn out, guess what they did? They then went to Public Safety and said, ‘He raped me.’”
“So then we have an investigation. We have to start pulling back the layers and asking all kinds of questions.”
Jennings complained that new federal regulations for schools meant that students who were guilty of rape could be subject to jail time.
“When you allege that somebody did something of that nature to you, you go to jail. I don’t care how close they are to finishing the degree, their whole life changes overnight,” he said. “Why am I saying all this, ladies? I’m saying this because, first and foremost, don’t put yourself in a situation that would cause you to be trying to explain something that really needs no explanation had you not put yourself in that situation.”
Was he wrong for speaking on the issue?