Originally Posted by Ponyboy
Well, violence against women is probably not something that Batman cares too much for. In the heat of the moment he may have been shocked by the fact that he hit her (not something he would normally do)... and maybe he thought she was attacking him because she felt threatened by him. I don't think Catwoman was clearly a "villain" yet to him at that point in the film.
Blowing up a mall makes you a villain in my world.
I'm rather amazed that a ****ed up psychopath like Burton's Batman has problems with hitting women.
And falling from a skyscraper and then being resurrected by radioactive zombie cats apparently makes a shy secretary able to fight Batman.