I often wonder why a strong six footer thinks it is okay to punch, slap and beat a five foot something woman. If he's looking for a good fight he can find it on a street corner or at the local dive. He might be the one to walk away from such an encounter, if he's lucky, in need of a few stitches and dental repair.
On the other hand if he is doing it to terrorize, control and impose his will on "his" woman he's a man in need of, at the very minimum, anger management therapy, or perhaps some time behind bars. Cages work great to restrain beasts and make sure they do not hurt themselves or others.
Girls and women of the world, hear my words, let him do his recovery time alone. If behavior is to change there must be consequences for the act.
Hey macho men, listen up. A woman is not a punching bag. She is not the vent for all your steam and uncontrolled rage. She is not to blame for your failures. She is not a lesser human being. You do not have the right to pummel her, then when the booze wears off or the anger subsides tell her you are sorry, you love her and it will never happen again. Yeah right. Check the statistics.
Perhaps it is some feral streak, an untamed gene or testosterone gone wild that arouses a male to draw blood and cause pain to someone he cares for. Perhaps society has turned its head the other way for far too long. No matter what the cause the result is untenable.
If you have lived long enough you know you cannot change another person. You can change what you will endure from another person. Girls, do be afraid to walk away and lose your man. If he's hurting you it is not love and he deserves to wear a much different moniker than man. Animal is the name that comes to mind.