In a patriarchal society there is no more certain doom for a woman than the doom of her man.
Particularly when that inevitable failing is one that's self-inflicted. Taa has seen two generations wither and die under his dictation, a result of the steadfast imposition of his pathetically outdated ideology - that to toil in labour is not a necessary suffering but a sacred duty.
It then comes as no surprise that Kawashima sees his generations leap in mere frames, an acknowledgement that no finer details will be lost in the transition as the lives of Taa's family are at a standstill. Lineage may continue to deepen, but the restrictive beliefs prevent any forward thinking progress.
As always Kawashima maintains…