We can trace it back to ancient times, but, for our purposes, we need go back only about a century.
In the latter part of the 19th Century, out of Ohio a shrill, demanding voice. It complained that alcohol was the Demon Spirit and was responsible for poverty, broken homes, spousal abuse, and many other societal ills the nation was suffering at the time.
Little was done.
The voice of women like Carrie Nation continued, and, after a while, others joined her. The cry became a rumble, and then a chorus.