But it's her comments on feminism in an interview conducted just after the speech that are arguably even more impactful, with Watson explaining that feminism is not "prescriptive or dogmatic," and should offer women a choice.
Watson was also quick to address criticism of the word "feminism".
She continued to explain that that there is no such thing as a "typical feminist," and women should be autonomous.
Well said, Emma.
The full interview can be read in this month's Elle magazine, out now.