Of all the divorces I have known, I have been most sympathetic to those women who have divorced over this very issue. I understand that everyone experiences anger at times. I understand that in a marriage, there can come times when our mates say or do things that frustrate us or anger us.
To allow that anger to turn in to physical violence against a woman is crossing a very significant line.
Approximately 14% of abuse occurs to men, I believe we hear less about this abuse because it is so awkward for a man to admit such a thing. (National Domestic Violence Hotline)
Child abuse falls in the same category (and I am not one who considers corporal punishment as evil, but there are boundaries).