Why are Mexican women so mean?

It's not that the women are mean, it's just the way they do things. The mothers in Mexican tradition hit their children if they do wrong, it's their form of dicipline. However, I am NOT saying that they beat their children, that's wrong in any situation. Remeber that Mexico originated from Spain, and Spain has the highest account for domestic violence in any country, the form of disipline carried on from generation to generation kind of like a tradition.