From a young age I was raised to respect that the man is the absolute power and authority in the house as well as in relationships. I was taught that if you were to question his authority, or go against it, then there are consequences that come with it. If I was hit by a man because I did something wrong, I should be happy that the man cares enough about our relationship to punish me for my wrongdoings rather than him simply leave me. All women need a man to put them in their place. For the bible states that 'took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof;
And the rib, which the LORD God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man.' Women were created by God to serve the men.