Kristen Stewart just used her position as a celebrity and as a Cannes jury member to draw attention to a sexist red carpet rule, and I'm living for it. 

Honestly, I had no idea that there were rules about what women could wear on the red carpet, and now I'm furious. 

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Back in 2015, a strange and frustrating story emerged during the Cannes Film Festival. 

A female producer for the film Carol was denied entry onto the red carpet because she was wearing flat shoes instead of high heels. 

A producer, Valeria Richter, who had part of her foot amputated, spoke out about the incident and sparked a social media campaign called #ShowMeYourFlats.  

Over the years, many women have described being chastised or turned away for wearing flats on the Cannes red carpet by festival officials. 

Asif Kapadia, who directed the critically acclaimed documentary Amy about Amy Winehouse, said on Twitter that his wife was among the women who had this experience, but she was eventually allowed entry.

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Obviously, this sucks. 

Obviously, this sucks.
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I can't believe that women are still being told what they can and can't wear in 2018. Since when is red carpet fashion about following the rules, anyway? 

Whether or not this rule is "official" has never been confirmed, but that hasn't stopped female celebs from clapping back. 

Thankfully, Kristen Stewart exists, and she has got zero time for sexist red carpet dress codes. 

Kristen, like the rebel queen she is, removed her heels while walking the red carpet and carried them in her hand as she walked up the stairs — like literally all of us at prom. 

This is basically the chic version of that chick who wore McDonald's bags on her feet

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Of course, Twitter is living for Kristen's act of rebellion. 

These pictures are definitely a mood. 

Kristen isn't just any Cannes attendee, she's also a competition jury member. She's certainly aware of the heels controversy but clearly doesn't care.

This isn't the first time Kristen has addressed the sexist dress code at Cannes, btw. 

This isn't the first time Kristen has addressed the sexist dress code at Cannes, btw.
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"People get very upset at you if you don’t wear heels, but I feel that you can’t ask people that anymore," explained Stewart in 2017.

"If you’re not asking guys to wear heels and a dress, you can’t ask me either."

Amen! 

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Now, excuse me while I take a quick moment to appreciate literally every single one of Kristen Stewart's Cannes outfits.

She has been serving up some seriously iconic looks on the red carpet this year, and we need to acknowledge that. 

Kristen wasn't the only celebrity to swap out her high heels for more comfortable footwear.

Kristen wasn't the only celebrity to swap out her high heels for more comfortable footwear.
Getty Images |  George Pimentel

Marion Cotillard, who is a jury member this year, also broke the rules by sporting a pair of knee-high, lace-up boots.

She looks like a high-fashion biker and I love it. 

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Much like the rest of the film industry, Cannes has a pretty brutal history when it comes to recognizing the achievements of women.

Yeah, what else is new?

Thankfully, this year, many of the female attendees took it upon themselves to call for change. 

This year, 82 women protested gender inequality on the red carpet at Cannes. 

This year, 82 women protested gender inequality on the red carpet at Cannes.
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The protest was led by Cate Blanchett (this year's jury president) and Agnes Varda. 

The number 82 represented the films by female and non-binary directors that have premiered at Cannes in the festival's 71-year history. 

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“Women are not a minority in the world, yet the current state of our industry says otherwise," said Blanchett.

“Women are not a minority in the world, yet the current state of our industry says otherwise," said Blanchett.
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"We demand that our workplaces are diverse and equitable so that they can best reflect the world in which we actually live," she added. 

However, the organizers at Cannes then played "Pretty Woman" following Blanchette's speech — because of course they did. 

Ugh. 

We obviously still have a long way to go, but we are still so here for these incredible women calling out inequality on the red carpet.

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