|Member of the House of Representatives of the Netherlands|
17 January 2012
|Preceded by||Sharon Dijksma / Job Cohen|
12 April 2011 – 2 August 2011
|Preceded by||Nebahat Albayrak|
|Succeeded by||Nebahat Albayrak|
31 January 1979
|Political party||Labour Party (Partij van de Arbeid - PvdA)|
|Alma mater||Fontys Academy of Journalism (BA)|
|Occupation||Journalist, non-fiction writer, politician|
|Website||(Dutch) Labour Party website|
Myrthe Hilkens (born 31 January 1979 in Geleen) is a Dutch journalist, non-fiction writer and politician. As a member of the Labour Party (Partij van de Arbeid) 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 (2008).
- (Dutch) Parlement.com biography
- (Dutch) 'Yo, ouders, denk eens na!', NRC Handelsblad, 22 November 2008
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