Your question makes it sound like the habit of beating women from an uncontrolled temper is exhibited only by illeterate men. Temper has nothing to do literacy. And education isn't a model for controlling one's temper. This type of rage can be exhibited by any ill tempered man. Come to think of it, situations like this always doesn't involve men with bad tempers, i've seen a completely normal behaved man beat his wife before. Whatever the characters involved in any such situation, nothing can be excused for beating one's wife.
Men who indulge in the act of beating their wives shouldn't be given names as I see a lot of commenter state below. This is a completely normal behavior. No two men can have the same personality. It's bound that some men will always go beyond the acceptable standards of correct behaviors. Even those who do not beat their wives and are able to control their tempers in heated moments, do so with a lot of effort.
Women we all know are very hard to deal with, so let's not pretend like a man enjoys beating his wife as a hobby or for no reason. Don't get me wrong, i do not in any way adorn men who beat their wives, am only trying to draw you a mental picture of situations that compel men into such act, men who are not strong enough to handle heated moments without physically reacting. So maybe sometimes instead of capitalizing on the cowardly act of beating up a wife, we should also look at the reason that led to the situation and also the personalities involved. By doing so, we might in some way be able to help improve the behaviors of persons involved.