We also have in our books so many narrations teaching the man to be just, kind and nice to his wife and children.
One Hadeeth says: Best of you is the best treating his wife خيركم خيركم لأهله.
Islam guides both men and women to be good to each other to build a life of mutual respect and harmony overwhelmed with love and sympathy.
Women are required to obey their husbands when the husband does not go against Allah (SWT). Man can not behave as a dictator just because he is a man but must keep the justice when dealing with any one and sympathy when dealing with his wife and children.