Myrthe Hilkens

Politician, Person

1979 –

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Who is Myrthe Hilkens?

Myrthe Hilkens is a Dutch journalist, non-fiction writer and politician. As a member of the Labour Party she was a temporary member of the House of Representatives of the Netherlands from April till August 2011, replacing Nebahat Albayrak, who was on maternity leave. As an MP she dealt with matters of the European Union. On 17 January 2012 she became an MP once again, but she left parliament on 29 August 2013.

Hilkens grew up in Geleen and later in Breda. She was partially raised as a Catholic but renounced religion. She studied journalism at Fontys Academy of Journalism in Tilburg and works as a freelance journalist and non-fiction writer. In 2003 she lived for half a year in an Israeli kibbutz.

Hilkens opposes the influence of pornography on society and wrote a book about the subject called McSex, de pornoficatie van de samenleving.

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Born
Jan 31, 1979
Geleen
Religion
  • Roman Catholic Church
Nationality
  • Netherlands
Profession
Education
  • Fontys Academy of Journalism
Lived in
  • Bennebroek

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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