I have a close friend that nowadays is probably sympathetic to MRAs (and quite possibly MREs). He started out as somewhat of a feminist, but through a long, long series of Bad Life Decisions has run himself into the ground.
And he externalizes his problems. He has emotional baggage–his fathers suicide was tragic–and he has always had a nack for finding crazy people (which iswhy we are friends), but the resulta of Bad Life Decisions is rarely ever His Fault.
So he blames others, specifically the women in his life. Which is infuriating to watch–no matter how many times we argue, and no matter how logical or evidence based I present the Hypothesis, its still not his fault. It’s his ex wife, or mother, or step mother, or ex girlfriend, etc. Then he usually calls me a Fecking C, and I tell him I love 'em too.
It’s impossible to argue with anger.