If you are a woman, then you do not have to accept physical or mental abuse by another human being whether it is man or woman in any shape or form. Whether it is for religious purposes or an act of a husband towards his wife, it does not give anyone the right. Its just excuses to keep the woman in her place, under control. In Western society, there are places a woman can go, people she can talk to, and there are police to arrest the people. In other countries, it is not so. They can legally do it, as in stoning a woman or cutting off the hands of thieves. Its barbaric to use any form of violence. People should be educated against it so there is an end to it once and for all.