Methinks someone has been watching too many BDSM vids on the Internets.
Accidentally of course.
In a winner-take-all economy, some tend to assume they get to win/steal away/rip off their women too, or something like that. They never understand that even a wife isn't "theirs" in the sense they are wanting.
If a man thinks it is okay to punish his wife physically, as per his god, there is no doubt whatsoever that he picked the god he wanted to follow. That is, he made his god up.
Omnipotent beings, if they were real, would have better ideas.