There are some people in the world who think catcalling and street harassment aren't actual problems. For the purpose of brevity, I'll call them harassment minimizers (HMs).
Sometimes, when the HMs are male and straight, they'll make some comment like "I don't know what you're complaining about, I'd be thrilled if whenever I walked down the street, groups of women would shout how hot I am and how much they want to have sex with me."
However, this is a flawed analogy.
What do we know about the harassers? We know two things:
1. They're harassing people.
2. They're male (because they've only ever been male in my experience, and this conversation only ever happens with male HMs talking about male harassers).
We know nothing else about them because all the harassment is in the way of us knowing about their hopes and dreams and aspirations and deepest innermost souls.
If I were to evaluate the harassers as viable sexual candidates, I'd see one benign factor and one dealbreaker. The fact that they're male is benign; the fact that they're harassers is a dealbreaker.
If a straight male HM were to evaluate the harassers as viable sexual candidates, he'd see one benign factor and one dealbreaker. The fact that they're harassers is benign (since, being a harassment minimizer, he doesn't see harassment as a problem); the fact that they're male is a dealbreaker (since the HM is a straight male).
So the HM's analogy where he'd be happy to have women shouting at him in the street is flawed, because he's taking the one factor that's a dealbreaker for him and changing it to something that isn't a dealbreaker for him.
For the analogy to be sound, he needs to retain one dealbreaker factor and one benign factor. Therefore, the more apt analogy would be to keep the characters and behaviours the same. So a straight male HM trying to analogize himself into the shoes of someone being harassed by male harassers should also envision himself being harassed by male harassers.
To change the gender to female would be like if I said "I don't know why it bothers you to have
strange men on the street loudly speculating on your sexual proclivities
and rudely propositioning you, I'd be thrilled to have kind, gentle,
charming, gallant men expressing their esteem for me in ways that I feel
are wholly appropriate and not at all uncomfortable."