Clearly there are occasion when women in islam ,a sister if you will, are physically punished by a male member in her life for one reason or another. I am not here to judge just to learn. From this site I have learned that the word "beat" is misunderstood in the western world (to have one meaning in Arabic). The muslims also have more than one meaning and it is understood between them as our version is understood among westerners. Unfortunately when an Arab says beat a westerner hears abuse. This is just not the case.
So we have wives who are spanked and feel they deserved it. We have sisters that are spanked by brothers, sons and daughters spanked by parents (appears to be mostly "ba" administering punishment). I do realize every family dynamic is different so there are variables, i.e techniques, implements, severity...ect. and if you want to share that is fine if not thats ok too.
My question is what offensses are created that would cause a musliman to feel obliged to punish a women in his life? Are there certain offensses stated in the Qur'an or haddiths that one should go by or is it based on the rules in the home? What broken rules or laws would warrant a spanking?