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Cat woman

I have always believed Catwoman to be this fierce criminal and after reading batman last week I feel that she is kind of schitzophrenic.  I mean literally.  She has these series of times where she is a completely different person and yet has no recollection of what she did during that time, these are specific illness traits of a schitzophrenic.  Moreover, and on a more serious note, I believe that Catwoman turning to the good-side makes for a lame story.  I was very disappointed reading that she became good and was going to help Batman and Robin, she was always the most exciting villain and was such a weak excuse for a crime fighter that it was actually quite depressing.  She seemed much less powerful when she was good, she was captured and Batman and Robin had to save her.  Brining me to my next point of sexism.  Even this comic book portrays woman as being less capable.  Had it been an undercover male villain he most likely would not have been captured but because Catwoman is a woman she was easy prey. 

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KKGlinka said…
Well, you see, ambitious, goal-oriented, decisive women are evil. Why, just look what kind of Catwoman you'd get if she had the same personality traits as the average heroic man. She would be just like Maggie Kyle Catwoman in her power fantasy dream! Providing the character with power fantasy would instantly turn her into a bonkers, power mad villain!

Error. Logic. Fail....

Good girls are nice and don't manipulate people, situations, or take proactive action to prevent being in constant defensive positions. Good girls wait for other people to do things and react to them. Good girls rely on others to solve their problems. Good girls don't rock the status quo boat by actually taking charge.

For a woman, being a hero means being donkey-dumb, passive, whiny and stating her intelligence/strength/feminism without actually providing evidence to back those narrative claims. Except for occasionally bashing someone in the head and making angry faces.

Seems to me that a smart, capable, heroic woman, regardless of her moral code, could figure out body-guards, babysitting, time management, keeping tabs on her enemies and doing it all. Just like the average male hero.

But apparently that's unrealistic power fantasy, even though this is comics. At this point, I'm firmly convinced that Pfeifer genuinely has no concept of "smart, capable woman". *shrugs* His boss is happy to cut his paycheck, so I'll wait for the next writer.

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