Everyone on my Facebook is arguing about what people can use what restrooms. I never really cared because I'm always going to use the mens' room no matter who uses it. It wasn't until someone suggested unisex restrooms that I suddenly gained an opinion. We should never ever allow unisex restrooms to even be considered in this debate. Ignoring the fact that every public building ever has restrooms designed around sets of 2 and building a new restroom would require a crapton of renovations, unisex restrooms would mean the death of cleanliness and efficiency.
"Hold on Riku. Cleanliness? Rarely is a public restroom ever clean!" you say. However I was a janitor for a time, and I've somehow always ended up with the task of cleaning both the mens' and womens' restroom at every job I've ever had. I believe that anyone that's ever had to clean both the mens' and womens' restrooms will agree with me when I say that on any given day, the womens' restroom will always, ALWAYS be messier and more gross than the mens' room. At worst the mens' room will have a little bit of pee on the seat and some toilet paper on the floor. Maybe the guy before you didn't flush. Gross right? But womens' rooms have those problems too but worse. They get pee on the seat and floor because they don't actually sit on the toilet seat, they try to squat and their anatomy doesn't really help with aim in this situation. They'll haphazardly throw their used pads and tampons towards the trash can. No not into, towards, and if it doesn't go in too bad I guess, somebody else will get that eventually! Maybe they'll just feel like being jerks and instead of throwing them into the trash can, they throw them into the toilet, causing the toilet to clog and leaving a gross watery/uriney/poopy/bloody mixture for somebody to find. There's also the much higher possibility of dirty diapers just being left on the diaper change table in the womens' room than the mens'.
Unisex restrooms would also destroy the efficiency I absolutely love about mens' restrooms. I don't know how, but at any place where there's a lot of people around (sports games, amusement park, etc.) the mens' room is a quick and easy in and out and the womens' room has a line longer than what I expect it should be. What the hell are they doing in there that a queue forms up behind them? If you go to an event where there are porta-potties you should time how long it takes for men to get in and out and for women to get in and out. It's taking women full minutes longer and I can't even begin to understand why. If unisex bathrooms were to come into play they'd probably get rid of urinals (the ultimate tool of restroom efficiency) in order to make space for more stalls (oppressive barriers that have broken/crappy locks half the time). Sure, turning both restrooms unisex will halve the time for women, but it'll double the time for men, which is unacceptable to me. Women need to figure their shit out without pushing some of the problem onto us.
Whatever your stance on the restroom debate is, just make sure you're against unisex restrooms.