I really enjoyed this weeks read a lot. Definitely better and more easier to understand than the previous book. This chapter was long yet very informative and I learned a lot. Probably one of my favorite chapters in this class this semester. I loved the pictures and cartoons that were included in this chapter. I really enjoyed that this chapter broke down and made a bullied list of those who are deaf, hard of hearing and hearing. I feel like some people misunderstand the differences between them and make an overgeneralized assumption. It's interesting to know that some deaf people prefer to be called hearing impaired or some don't. Other people may want to be called deaf and most hard of hearing people want you to call them hard of hearing. I've never thought of it as being disrespectful to them until now. One thing that stood out to me was how deaf people were not able to purchase life or disability insurance. It's horrible to know that they couldn't do that because insurance companies back in the day considered deaf people high risk and accident-prone and believed that they have shorter than average lifespans. Even if they were accepted by insurance companies, they were still forced to pay for accidents and death benefits. It was really interesting to read about the Deaf clubs and how popular they were back in the day. It must've been like a huge playground for the Deaf and their families. It included parties, special celebrations, banquets, sports, card games, captioned films. It sounded like a lot of fun to be a part of. We don't have things like that too often nowadays because of technology. But it is really sad to hear how these clubs died out because of it. I think they were great to create a sense of belonging for children and their families whether they were all hearing or not. I found it very interesting that employers avoided taking in those who are deaf because they felt as though they were a liability, then when the world war happened they opened up the job positions in the factories to them. It was also interesting to learn that the employers actually had no complaints and thought that the deaf employees did pretty well. Even with that being said, the deaf employees were laid off when the first war ended.