I'm not a fan of the whole gender bender idea - I'm totally fine with there being girls and boys and sets of "appropriate" clothing for each in the workplace and on ice.
That being said, those that are being hammered here for their "effeminate" clothing just don't come off as that (okay Johnny has gone over the top, and I don't like them, but I don't think it's what has caused the downfall of the sport in North America).
Tara Lipinski's costumes had the short skirts, too. As did ladies in the 70s. This is not new, nor is it what is causing issues of modesty. If skirts were the be all end all then OMG don't look in the direction of gymnastics they don't have skirts at all!!!!!! The horror!!!!
What about ladies beach vollyball? They're required to wear the bikini. Are they ruining their sport? Pretty sure it's a popular once every four years sport for both men and women to watch!