I can acknowledge that Whedon was at least trying to do something interesting with Black Widow. Unfortunately it didn't work. Nolan's didn't even try to do anything with Catwoman, she just falls for Batman. Most of the other females mentioned in the thread are unfamiliar or were never very good characters.
Nolan just doesn't understand Batman period as TDKR demonstrates. The same goes for Whedon and the Avengers, but at least Whedon had the bare bones of Millar's Ultimates story to work from.