I have done some research and realize it is I that sees much incorrectly with regard to R&J. If you knew how many years it has been since I read and studied the play in college and how much I have forgotten in the mean time, perhaps, you could find your way to excusing my lapse. In the play, Romeo and Juliet defy the stereotypical gender roles foisted on them by the culture in which they live. This piece explains it much better than I ever could and in detail. So both Ashley and Hanyu are actually being very true to the play. The problem, for the most part, is in the viewer who does not know Shakespeare or has, as I did, forgotten what he once knew. That circumstance is not likely to change, so a problem still exist and I really don't see there being a solution to it......except maybe not skating to R&J music.
Something to make her stand out would be good of course. But if she's going to go with cheezy blockbuster soundtracks how about Star Wars and she could be Princess Leia? There's a heroine fierce enough for Ashley.
And you forget 2 ladies who definitely have the potential to outscore Ashley -- Yuna & CaroK. I don't know about CaroK's condition since she's injured, but Yuna's definitely going to outscore Ashley unless she's injured again. So that means Ashley's LP isn't going to be enough to put her on the podium, provided that everyone skates the way they're expected to skate.