Thing is they work in the pacific where government leaders wear sarongs.. BUT you can't exactly see them as action heroes. But if you're going to put women in them and have them running around phasering stuff that argument against them doesn't work.
Men in skirts and dresses as a mainstream choice is kind of its own final frontier.
As pleasing as the females showing leg to me is... I'll freely admit, the skirts are in poor taste for the females too. I get what the intent of the manskirts was... just the execution... yeah, made itself a parody.
I have ranted about Seven's catsuit more than once for example. That doesn't mean I don't think Jeri Ryan doesn't look damn hot in it, just that it's demeaning to the character she's supposed to portray.