Personally, I think I would still choose to have separate toilets, but also have the choice to use a unisex bathroom. Men's bathrooms have urinals and if women and men had to share a bathroom the urinals would have to go, which many men wouldn't be too pleased about! Having urinals in a shared bathroom would mean it'd be all too easy for men to flash someone. Imagine walking in alone and a group of guys are in there, they spot you and, even if they are only joking and don't even come over to you... how would you feel? Safe? Respected? I wouldn't. I'd probably leg it out of there! Until our society has changed and rape culture is no longer a thing I won't feel comfortable and safe sharing a bathroom with men. Probably not even with cubicles.
An argument that someone brought up is that we don't have separate toilets in the home so what's the difference? It's a pretty big difference. Bathrooms at home generally have a lock on them and you're locked away in a little room, and usually you are living with people you know. Yes you can lock yourself in a cubicle but you know how easy it would be for someone to climb over or crawl under in some toilets. And again, urinals aren't usually locked away, so yes, it is very different.
Finally, there is the issue of where do those who identify as trans want this to go? I spoke to one person who said they use the unisex toilets at their university, but hardly anyone else does which makes them feel uncomfortable, only their friends do in support. This is a big issue which plenty of people forget as they don't see it as their problem. It is though, it's everyone's problem!
I think there will be a gradual increase in unisex toilets available and as people are made aware that they are there and of the issues caused by separate toilets more people will end up using them. I don't think that we will be able to change fully from separate to unisex until this rape culture we are part of is totally over. I will be carrying on using the female toilets, especially at my university, maybe the 'lad culture' at other universities isn't as bad but at Portsmouth it's horrific.
Tell me what you think of all this, would you be happy to immediately switch to unisex or have it change gradually? Or are you not at all OK with it?